Ramallah (QNN)- The committee against the wall and settlement on Sunday said Israeli forces uprooted, broke, and damaged 6507 trees in 869 operations in 2020.
In an expanded report, the committee documented Israeli violations throughout the occupied land in 2020.
It stated that the Israelis discussed 23 laws, aiming at preventing payments for Palestinians or defending Israeli officials and settlers, who committed crimes against Palestinians.
It added that the Israeli government formed the ministry of settlement, appointing the hard-core MK Tzipi Hotovely. The ministry aims at supporting illegal settlement.
The occupation state also issued a bill to provide tax exemptions and concessions for illegal settlers and provide them with weapons training.
The report revealed that the total area of Palestinian land, announced as Israeli government land, in the West Bank and Gaza has reached nearly 1700 square km, making 30% of Palestinian land.
It added that last year saw a competition between Israeli officials to issued laws that annex parts of the West Bank or even all of it.
The Israeli government approved plans to construct 6719 settlement units, while plans to construct 8060 units are being discussed. An Israeli order allowed the occupation state to confiscate three Palestinian natural reserves.
The committee also stated that the occupation state demolished 869 structure last year, 65% of them were in the West Bank.
It added that Israeli settlers carried out over 930 attacks, wounding 197 citizens last year.
(Source / 24.01.2021)