RAMALLAH, Monday, January 13, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today stopped work on a project to reclaim and rehabilitate lands and pave agricultural roads in the village of al-Mughayyir, east of Ramallah, under the pretext that the area is classified as Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control.
The project supervisor, Engineer Fajer ‘Atawneh, told WAFA correspondent an Israeli military force stormed the area where the land is being reclaimed and forced project workers to stop working before seizing a heavy machinery that was working on the opening of two-kilometers of agricultural roads and the rehabilitation of 70 dunums of the village’s land.
He said that the roads were part of a project implemented by the Agricultural Development Society - Palestinian Agricultural Relief – for the rehabilitation of around 400 dunums of land and the construction of two km of agricultural roads. The project aims at serving farmers and enhancing their resilience in areas most affected by the presence of the occupation in villages to the northeast of Jerusalem and in the village of al-Mughayyir.
Director of Land Development at the society, Muqbel Abu Jaish, called on all relevant governmental and human rights institutions to pressure the Israeli occupation to stop such violations against Palestinian residents‘ land, and halt all settlement activities and the seizure of land in accordance with international resolutions.