Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israeli Settlers Open Dirt Road to Water Spring Near Hebron

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Israeli settlers opened Saturday, December 17, 2022 a dirt access road on Palestinian land belonging to the Palestinian residents of Dura town, southwest of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Sabri Muraqtan, a Palestinian resident, said that Israeli settlers from the nearby encroaching colonial settlement of Adora opened a dirt road leading Far‘a Spring, located in the land of the town residents, to take it over as a prelude to seize scores of donums of land.

He stressed that the land is at the risk of confiscation, which covers over 70 donums, as well as the water spring belongs to Suleiman, Abdul-Fattah and Abdul-Rahman Muraqtan, while expressing his concerns that the move is intended to expand the colonial settlement at the expense of the town indigenous residents.

It’s noteworthy that there are over 800,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.