Israel occupation has stolen 2,522 dunums of Palestinian land in occupied West Bank in in order to construct illegal settlements, sources revealed.
Mayor of the West Bank village of Al-Jab'a Dhyab Masha'la said that several Palestinian farmers entered their olive groves adjacent to the nearby illegal settlement of Eli, and were shocked to find Israeli military orders informing them of Israel’s plan to confiscate their land.
Their land consists of 2,000 dunams (494 acres) planted with fruitful olives.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces posted military orders to confiscate 372 dunams (92 acres) of Palestinian land in the southern West Bank city of Al-Khalil.
Palestinian cartographer Abdul-Hadi Hantash said that the so-called “commander of the Israeli military” issued a military order to confiscate 129 dunums (32 acres) of land belonging to Al-Zahiriya and Al-Samou' towns, south of Al-Khalil.
Mayor of the town Surif, Mohammad Adwan, said that Palestinian farmers went this morning to pick up their olives near the encroaching Israeli settlement of Bet Ayn, but found notices to confiscate 243 dunams (60 acres) of their groves.
In the meantime, the Office of Beit Liqya, a town to the southwest of Ramallah, reported that Israeli forces handed over military orders to Palestinians in notifying them of the confiscation of approximately 150 dunams (37 acres) of land.
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