Israel to confiscate 1,250 acres of West Bank land
April 24, 2016 at 11:49 am
Israeli authorities have notified Palestinians living in the northern occupied West Bank that they plan to confiscate 1,250 acres of land for more illegal settlements.
Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that the confiscations, which were announced on Saturday, apparently applied to settler outposts to be retroactively legalised under Israeli law, as much of the land being confiscated had already been built on.
Under international law, all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are illegal, but unlike official settlements, outposts have been built without authorisation from the Israeli government and on land usually occupied by hardline right-wing Israelis.
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