The Israeli government and its so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of the illegal occupation of the West Bank, has approved plans for the confiscation of 110 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Ezbet at-Tabib village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
The Palestinian TV has reported that the lands will be illegally annexed to build factories that will be part of Alfie Menashe colony, which was constructed on stolen Palestinian lands.
It added that the plans have already been approved by the Israeli government, and will eventually lead to the annexation and isolation of more than 3000 Dunams of private lands that will be considered part of the colony.
The lands are nearly 2 kilometers away from the colony, and by building the factories on them, Israel will be annexing more lands to link them with the colony, which includes roads and infrastructure on 3000 Dunams.
Bayan Tabib, the head of Ezbet at-Tabib Local Council, said what Israel is doing is theft of more Palestinian lands, and another attempt to prevent any geographical contiguity between the locals and their lands, as part of further future plans to annex more lands from the indigenous Palestinians.
It is worth mentioning that the original plan was first approved several years ago, when Israel decided to build the factories, and the government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu is now moving ahead with these plans as part of the attempt to officially annex the entire occupied West Bank.
(Source / 23.05.2020)