Israeli army seizes agricultural road in Qaryut village for settlers

The Israeli occupation army’s civil administration on Monday decided to annex an agricultural dirt road used by Palestinian villagers in Qaryut village, south of Nablus, for the use of Jewish settlers.

A local activist said in statement  that the Israeli army would seize the dirt road and the land around it on the southern side of the village to build a road connecting the settlements of Eli and Shilo.

He said the Israeli road project poses a serious threat to the contiguity of the village and would force its residents to leave the area.

According to the plan, the entire southern road will be closed and turned into a road for the movement of cyclists, tourists and military vehicles. The appropriated road is considered the only one leading to thousands of dunums of land belonging to Qaryut villagers.