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Israeli forces order halt on construction of water well near Tubas

TUBAS, Monday, November 22, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today ordered a halt on the construction of a water well in the village of Atuf, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, according to sources.

Mu‘taz Bsharat, an activist, told WAFA that the Israeli soldiers and officer of the so-called Israeli Civil Administration stormed the village, and handed Rami Qalalweh an order to stop the construction of his 1000-cubic-meter water well used for irrigation.

Israeli refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel much more easily gives over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.

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