WEST BANK, Nov 25 (NNN-MEMO) – The Israeli Civil Administration, issued permission on Wednesday, for 80 acres of Palestinian land, in the central occupied West Bank, seized in 1984, to be annexed to the illegal Tal Shahrit settlement outpost, the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission revealed. The administration has declared the area to be “state land,” in a move which effectively grants legal recognition to the outpost by the occupation state.
According to the Commission, the land belonged to Palestinians in the villages of Bidya and Kafr Al-Dik, in the Salfit Governorate.
Last week, the Civil Administration granted similar permission for land owned by the villages of Al-Khader, Nahalin and Artas, in the Bethlehem governorate, to be annexed to the settlements of Daniel, Eliazar and Efrat. The land was declared to be “state land” in 2014.
“Moreover, in the middle of last month, the Israeli occupation authorities, transferred approximately 152 acres of land belonging to the villages of Qaryut, Al-Laban and Al-Sawiya in the Nablus governorate, to increase the area of nearby Eli settlement,” added the Commission.
Such measures, it said, prove that Israel intends to control more Palestinian land, under various pretexts, including judicial and administrative steps, which can only be a prelude to annexing land for settlement purposes. All of Israel’s settlements and settlers are illegal under international law.
The head of the Commission, Moayad Shaaban, said that, the Israeli measures are intended to control the land and prevent its Palestinian owners from using it.– NNN-MEMO