Israeli settlers on Sunday, July 23, 2023, began land excavation activities in an area located south of Nablus.
Ghassan Daghlis, the official responsible for settlement affairs in the northern West Bank, stated that Israeli bulldozers had cleared lands located between the towns of ‘Aqraba and Majdal Bani Fadil.
Local resources revealed that these particular lands have been subject to periodic excavation works, with attempts made by the settlers to plant trees in the area several months ago.
Razing, or land demolition, is one of the methods used by Israeli settlers to clear areas for settlement expansion.
This involves the use of bulldozers and other heavy equipment to level Palestinian-owned properties, agricultural lands, and olive groves.
As a result, Palestinian families are often forcibly evicted from their homes, and centuries-old olive trees, which hold significant cultural and economic value, are uprooted.