TULKARM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today razed a plot of land belonging to Jabara village, south of Tulkarm city, according to a local official.
The village mayor, Rami Odeh, said that Israeli forces, accompanying two bulldozers, barged their way into the northern West Bank village, and leveled a 2-donum plot of land, located at the village entrance, destroying all its terrace walls, made of intricately arranged drystones.
Odeh pointed that the razed plot of land is a part of a larger 800-donum tract of land that the occupation authorities have seized to make room for the construction of an industrial zone at the expense of indigenous Palestinian landowners from Jabara and the neighboring Shufa village.
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.