- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 13:02
On Friday, 18th May, Committee of Israeli Internal Security revealed a project aims to seize lands from Qalqilya and Tul Karem to expand the settlement of Ariel, north of the West Bank.
According to the project that holds the number 11134/M, Ariel settlement will be expand on two stages; to construct 700 new settlement units on the lands of Kufur village that is located between Azoun and Jensafoud villages in Qalqilya, and constructing another 1400 new settlement units on the lands of Baqat al-Hatab, Izzbat Abu Hamada and Kufur Aboush in Tul Karem.
This settlement project is the biggest project since 2010, Israel will seize lands from the villages of Jayous and Kufur Jamal to bind the new settlement units with B'Tselem settlement that was built on the lands of the villages: Jaljoulyeh, Al-Nabi Elias and Jayous.
For the third day, Israeli bulldozers are still razing the lands and preparing the infrastructure of the western side of Rotem settlement, which was built on the lands of Khirbet al-Faresiyeh in Wadi al-Malha in the northern valleys.
The Palestinian citizen Mohammad Makhamreh said that the Israeli procedures in seizing lands, preventing Palestinians from reaching their houses in Khirbet al-Faresiyeh, have been increasing lately, as Israel annexed 500 dunums to Rotem settlement.
The settlement project aims to evacuate Wadi al-Malha area and expel its residents, so it could be annexed to Rotem settlement.