Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Occupation steals Palestinian land in Jericho

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Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli occupation decided on Tuesday morning to confiscate 2,342 dunams (579 acres) of the Palestinian land occupied West Bank city of Jericho.

The reporter of the Israeli general radio said that the Israeli government issued a map for the land it decided to confiscate and made it public.

He said that the Israeli occupation government classified these area as a state land. This is the Israeli method that the Israeli occupation government use when it decides to confiscate Palestinian land.

The map, which was issued by the Israeli government, showed that the area of the confiscated land is

Israeli organisation Peace Now says that declaring Palestinian land as a state land is one of five methods that the Israeli occupation government use to steal the Palestinian lands.

According to this organisation, the five methods are seizure for military purposes, declaration of state lands, seizure of absentee property, confiscation for public needs and initial registration.

It said that the Israeli occupation has managed to take over about 50 per cent of the lands in the occupied West Bank, barring the local Palestinian public from using them.

“Over the years, Israel confiscated more than 900,000 dunams (222,395 acres) in the West Bank in this manner, and at least 90 settlements are built on lands declared as ‘state lands,’” it said.