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Israel orders halt on construction of agricultural structures near Qalqilia

QALQILIA, Sunday, February 12, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces ordered today a halt on the construction of two agricultural rooms in the town of Jayyus, to the east of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

The sources told WAFA that the Israeli occupation authorities notified Nazem Tawfik Salim and Mohammad Qa’dan, two local Palestinian residents, about an order to stop the construction of their two rooms which they were planning to use for agricultural purposes in their farms.

Meantime, Israeli settlers planted a large number of grape seedlings on nearly 50 dunums of Palestinian owned land in Masafer Yatta region, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source

Rateb Jabour, a local anti-colonization Palestinian activist, told WAFA that groups of Israeli settlers from the colonial settlements of Havat Maon, Carmiel and Maon broke into Palestinian citizens’ lands and planted them with grape seedlings in a prelude to take over these lands.

He said the Israeli occupation forces have been blocking access of Palestinians owners to their lands in the area, while offering Israeli settlers a free hand to enter and leave these lands.


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