Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

Israeli Occupation Embarks on One of the Biggest Land Heists in Ramallah

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The Israeli occupation embarked on one of the biggest land heists north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank to expand illegal settlements in the area.

Israeli forces seized more than 1,480 dunums of land around the colonial settlement of Shilo belonging to the villages of Qaruyout, Jalud, Turmusayya and al-Mughayyir, all located between the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus.

This step is the largest land grab intended to expand the colonial settlements and outposts that surround the villages and came as per a military order, which the Israeli occupation authorities issued on April 14 but did not disclose until after the deadline for objections to the order has expired at the end of May.

Palestinian landowners have been denied access to their lands slated for expropriation as a prelude to expanding the colonial settlement of Amichai three times its current size and to legalize the colonial outpost of Adi Ad and annex it to the former settlement.