Israeli authorities to confiscate Palestinian lands in Jerusalem

Confiscated land in Jerusalem

The Israeli authorities on Tuesday handed Hizma municipality in Occupied Jerusalem orders and maps showing lands to be confiscated next week.

Former head of Hizma village council, Mowaffaq al-Khatib, told Quds Press that the Israeli authorities had earlier erected barbered wires in the vicinity of the village in preparation for the confiscation of these lands in favor of building new section of the apartheid wall.

Refuting the Israeli lies, Khatib affirmed that the real area of the lands to be seized far exceeds the one announced by the Israeli authorities which is 20 dunums.

He pointed out that this decision will negatively affect the 8,000 residents of Hizma village and obstruct the West Bank citizens’ access to the northern areas of the West Bank.

The Israeli authorities claimed that the confiscation decision, which is scheduled to be implemented on 17th July, was for urgent military and security purposes.

In a related context, Khatib reported that a plant nursery was razed and two others received demolition notices by the Israeli authorities on Tuesday in the southern area of the village.

(Source / 12.07.2017)


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