Israel to annex more Palestinian land…Posted: August 19, 2009
Israel says it will soon confiscate 28.4 acres of Palestinian land situated in the northern West Bank town of Ya’bad for military purposes.
The Palestinian civil liaison office said Tuesday that the land is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Shaqed west of Jenin, Ma’an news reported.
Approximately 10% of the settlement is built on privately owned Palestinian land, and the rest is built on communal village land belonging to Ya’bad, residents say.
The mayor of Ya’bad, Walid Abbadi, said the land that Israel has planned to confiscate is also privately owned. Most of the land, he said, is covered with olive trees.
According to the mayor, all land owners have deeds attesting to their legitimate rights.
Source: press tv