More illegal land theft: Israel To Confiscate Lands in Burin and ‘Awarta Near Nablus

Wednesday September 12, 2012 11:03 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

The Israeli military and its so-called, Civil Administration Office in the occupied West Bank, decided to confiscate 675 Dunams (166.79 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands in the Nablus district, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Ghassan Doughlas, a Palestinian official in charge of monitoring Israel’s settlement activities in the northern part of the West Bank, told the Maan News Agency that the lands Israel intends to take over are owned by the residents of Burin and Awarta villages.

He added that the official order will likely be handed by the army to the residents on Tuesday, and that most of the lands in question are Olive orchards.

It is worth mentioning that the army handed, Tuesday, confiscation orders targeting 800 Acres of Palestinian lands in order to pave bypass roads for Israeli settlers in living in illegal settlements in the Nablus area.

Israel confiscated hundreds of thousands of Dunams of Palestinian lands in the West Bank since it imposed its military occupation following the 1967 six-day war. The lands are used for the construction and expansion of Jewish only settlements, settler bypass roads, and for military purposes.

It is worth mentioning that Israel confiscated more than %60 of the West Bank for its settlement activities, military activities, and the construction of the illegal Annexation Wall. The Israeli actions are illegal under International law.

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