Israel razes Palestinian land to expand illegal settlement

Sep 08,2020

Israeli Defence Minister is seeking to approve building 5,000 new settlement units in West Bank.

Israeli military bulldozers razed on Tuesday Palestinian land in the village of Haris, north of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, in order to expand an illegal settlement.

Omar Samara, head of Haris village council, said that the bulldozers razed a large area west of the village as the military government prepares to expand the illegal settlement of Kiryat Nitavim.

Israeli media revealed on Sunday that the Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz is seeking to approve the construction of 5,000 new settlement units.

The plans for the construction are ready and waiting for the High Planning Committee, the settler body overseeing settlement building in occupied West Bank.

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