Nablus, 28 Dzulqa’dah 1437/31 August 2016 (MINA) – The popular anti-settlement committee warned of an Israeli scheme to seize a vast Palestinian land tract in southern Nablus in favor of illegal settlement.
Activist Bashar Al-Qaryout, from the local anti-settlement committee, sounded the alarm over a projected Israeli settlement scheme to dismember northern West Bank towns and villages, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
He added that the project garnered official approval from the Israeli occupation authorities and that the execution phase has been underway in several areas.
The settlement plan, extending from the Ariel settlement to the Jordan Valley, has been devised at the same time as Israel has approved master plans to legitimize the illegal settlement outposts of Shilo, Shvut Rachel, Eli, and Rahalim.
According to the activist, such settlement schemes will culminate in the confiscation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian lands.
He slammed the silence maintained by the international parties and human rights institutions as regards the scheme.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)