Nablus, 12 Jumadil Akhir 1437/21 March 2016 (MINA) – Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday morning have seized 1200 acres of land in Al-Lubban, Al-Sawiya and Qaryout villages south of Nablus city, northern West Bank.
Ghassan Daghlas, responsible for the wall and settlements file in the northern West Bank, said that IOF decided to confiscate the land, and gave 45 day notice as a period to file objections.
Daghlas added that these lands are close to Shilo and Eilya illegal settlements and that Israel is more likely to annex them to these settlements, Palestine News Network (PNN) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
One week ago, the Israeli government announced the seizure of 2340 acres of land in the Jericho area, central West Bank, claiming it “state land”.
The Israeli government has embarked on this confiscation despite pressures from the United States and the United Nations attempting to prevent it.
In most cases, Israel announces thousands of acres as “state lands”, which are then granted to the illegal settlers.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)