HEBRON, Thursday, September 26, 2019 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities announced today the seizure of about 1500 dunums of land in the town of Dura, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, enforcing a decision issued in 1987 to seize three plots of Dura land under the pretext they were state-owned.
The seized plots are inhabited and hundreds of residential and agricultural establishments are built on them. Part of the land is also planted with olive trees and almonds and is located within the boundaries of the Dura municipality.
Salah Shalaldeh, member of the legal department at the Anti-Wall, Anti-Settlements Commission, told WAFA that the land was considered state-owned by a military order, and on July 31 the Israeli military authorities decided to look into seizing this land.
He said his commission and the Palestinian liaison office met with the owners of the land and establishments to discuss what is required to file objections to the seizure order. He said part of the land falls within areas classified as B, which is administered by the Palestinian Authority, and owners have land deeds proving their ownership of the land in question.