Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

Colonial Settlers Set Up New Outpost in Jericho

Af.M | DOP -

Colonial Israeli settlers set up on Tuesday, 4 April 2023 a new settlement outpost near Al-Auja Spring, north of Jericho.

Local sources reported that a group of colonial Israeli settlers broke into Jericho and set up a mobile home and a water tank near the Bedouin community of Al-Auja Spring in favor of Israeli settlement expansion.

Israeli settlers’ attacks have escalated recently against the Palestinian citizens’ lands including attacking the Palestinian shepherds, preventing them from reaching their lands.

In 2022, Israeli settlers carried out more than 290 attacks on Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank, 230 of which caused property damage, and 60 of them caused injuries to Palestinian residents, according to United Nations reports. 

More than 650,000 colonial settlers were distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen lands of occuiped West Bank and Jerusalem. 

The West Bank and Jerusalem lands are occupied territories based on International law due to this all Israeli settlement-building activities there are illegal.