Jenin, 1 Rabi’ul Akhir 1437/11 January 2016 – The Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA) on Sunday confiscated 300 dunums of Palestinian agricultural lands in Yabad town in Jenin governorate and declared it as closed military zone.

Local sources revealed that Israeli army started fencing a part of agricultural lots adjacent to Mabo Dothan settlement, which is established over Yabad’s land, after handing confiscation notices to owners in the beginning of January, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The residents of the town asked the competent authorities to intervene for the sake of halting the ceaseless violations practiced by Israeli occupation forces and settlers against Palestinians.

President of municipality of Yabad Samer Abu Baker pointed out, in a press statement, that the town’s inhabitants are concerned about the possibility of confiscating more of their lands.

He explained that IOF soldiers have recently closed off the main road connecting Yabad and Barta towns to Jenin and Tulkarem cities. This coincided with installing an iron fence with the length of 900 meters and the depth of 100 meters inside Yabad’s land, Abu Baker highlighted.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)