IOF confiscates Palestinian lands in al-Khalil town

Under security pretexts

48 dunums stolen Dahria

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) confiscated on Thursday 48 dunums of Dahria town in al-Khalil to the south of West Bank.

The confiscated land is located near Mitar crossing to the south of the city, the PIC reporter said.

Mayor of the town Rateb Sabbar affirmed that the municipal authorities were not officially informed of the confiscation decision.

However, locals were surprised this morning by the confiscation order hanged at the entrance to Mitar crossing near the confiscated land, he told our correspondent.

The targeted land belonged to Abu Alan family who already appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court against the confiscation order, the mayor added.

Israeli authorities usually confiscate Palestinian-owned lands in West Bank under the pretext of being used for military purposes. However, they are later used for settlement expansion.

(Source / 17.08.2017)

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