Israel Targets Over 60% of West Bank Land

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Ramallah, MINA – A Palestinian research study unveiled Israeli systematic targeting of over 60% of the West Bank lands for settlement expansion.

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah conducted a study on the West Bank lands classified as Area C based on Oslo Accords. The study found out that Palestinians residing in these areas are suffering harsh living conditions at all levels.

The study showed that 300,000 Palestinians are distributed in 532 residential compounds as a result of Israeli security measures. These measures include tightened restrictions on housing, construction, development and economic development in addition to absolute neglect of their needs.

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Moving from the Israeli-controlled Area C to the Palestinian Authority-controlled Area A has become one of the most difficult challenges Palestinians are facing, the study said, adding that Palestinian citizens have been increasingly moving out of area C due to the economic difficulties in addition to settlers attacks and violations.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)