SALFIT, (PIC)– Experts have raised alarm bells over the serious upshots of Israeli illegal settlement activity in the West Bank province of Salfit, where the demographic balance has remarkably destabilized. According to official statistics, more than 100 thousand Israeli settlers are living in the settlements in Salfit compared to 90 thousand Palestinians. The statistics documented that there are 24 illegal Israeli settlements in the Salfit governorate compared to 18 Palestinian towns and villages. The Israeli settlers and occupation government also dominated and notified the confiscation of a total of 70% of the province lands in favor of settlements and the separation wall. Such illegal settlements extensively drain the rich natural resources and the groundwater of the province. The settlement building, which began early in Salfit in the mid seventies, has been dramatically affecting the lives of all citizens of the villages and towns of Salfit.
(Source / 01.02.2016)