IOF confiscate over 2300 acres of land near Jericho, declare it “state property”

PNN/ Jericho/

The Israeli government on Tuesday announced the seizure of 2340 acres of land in the Jericho area, central West Bank, claiming it “state land”.

Israel Radio said the Israeli government has embarked on this confiscation despite pressures from the United States and the United Nations attempting to prevent it.

In most cases, Israel announces thousands of acres as “state lands”, which are then granted to the illegal settlers.

Israeli occupation has confiscated thousands of acres in the Jordan Valley area, including privately owned lands, then prevented the Palestinian owners from entering them, giving its ownership to the settlers.

Two weeks ago, IOF demolished about ten facilities that include tents, barns and residential structures in the Khillat Khader community in Al-Farisiyya area east of Tubas district, northern Jordan valleys, under the pretext of “no building permit,” leaving at least 20 residents homeless.

About a month ago, Israel announced the confiscation of 1,540 Dunams (380 acres), of land near Jericho in the Valleys,” adding that the lands are in the final stages of being declared state lands.”

That seizure was the largest appropriation in the West Bank since August 2014.