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Large area of Palestinian land seized by Israel for settlement purposes


NABLUS, Monday, April 8, 2019 (WAFA) – Hundreds of dunums of Palestinian land were seized today in the north of the West Bank and in the Jordan Valley for Israeli settlement reasons, according to Palestinian officials.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of the settlements files in the Nablus area in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that Israel seized 406 dunums of land from seven villages in order to open a settlers-only road that would bypass Palestinian towns.

In the northern Jordan Valley, the Israeli army seized around 384 dunums of privately-owned Palestinian land reportedly to open a road that will be used by the military, according to Mutaz Bisharat, an official in the Toubas governorate.

Often the military turns over the roads and land it seizes in the occupied territories under the pretext of using them for military purpose to settlers.

Palestinians said that Israel has recently intensified its takeover of Palestinian land in an effort to create new facts on the ground that favor its settlement project.


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