RAMALLAH, Wednesday, November 09, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli army today prevented the expansion of the road of Deir Nidham village, northwest of Ramallah city, according to a local source.
Head of the Village Council, Nasr Mizher, told WAFA that Israeli forces barged their way into the village and stopped the groundwork for the expansion of road and installation of a water pipeline network that would serve the villagers.
The soldiers, he added, seized a concrete pump truck and a concrete mixer from the site.
Located 14 kilometers to the northwest of Ramallah city, Deit Nidham, also written as Deir Nidham, has a population of some 1,000 and occupies a total area of 2,758 dunams.
Under the Oslo Accords, an agreement made 25 years ago that was supposed to last just five years towards a self-governing country alongside Israel, the Palestinian Authority was given limited control over a very small pocket of 130 donums, classified as Area B and accounting for 4.7 percent of the village land. In contrast, Israel maintains control over the remainder, classified as Area C.
Israel has seized at least 22 percent of the village’s land for the construction of the nearby colonial settlement of Neve Tzuf. It has confiscated more land for the construction of settler-only by-pass Road 465, which extends 7.4 kilometers on the village’s land, which connects the settlements with one another and encloses the village from four directions.