The Israeli occupation is trying to change the demographic situation in the West Bank and isolate Palestinian cities and towns from each other to implement colonial annexation schemes that meet with international rejection limited to statements of condemnation and condemnation.
The National Office for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements of the Palestine Liberation Organization said in its weekly report issued today on its website... that the occupation authorities seized more than 48,000 dunums of the lands of Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, to expand settlements built on Palestinian lands in the area, which threatens By separating the village completely from occupied Jerusalem and from its Palestinian surroundings.
The report added that at the same time, settlers built a settlement road from a settlement built on the village lands to the Wadi al-Jahar area in its northwest, to connect the settlement with a bloc of settlement outposts established between the villages of Kisan and al-Manyeh in Bethlehem, threatening to seize large areas of Palestinian lands on both sides of the road. .
The report indicated that the occupation forces bulldozed 30 dunums of lands from the towns of Qusra, Jureish and Aqraba in Nablus to establish a new settlement outpost. They also razed areas of Palestinian agricultural lands in the village of Kardala in the northern Jordan Valley, and prevented farmers from entering it.
The report pointed out that the occupation forces closed the western entrance to the town of Ya'bad in Jenin and the secondary roads that connect it to the towns of Rasha, Zabad and Barta'a in Tulkarm, indicating that these roads have a vital role in the movement of Palestinians, especially farmers, and their closure will negatively affect the olive harvest season.
The report stated that the occupation is trying to change the demographic situation in the West Bank to restrict the Palestinian presence, as recent statistics indicate an increase in the number of settlers in the West Bank to 450,000, an estimated increase of 42 percent compared to 2010, pointing out that these statistics do not include the number of settlers. in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
The report stated that the occupation forces intensified their military presence in the cities of Hebron and occupied Jerusalem last week to provide protection for thousands of settlers to storm the Al-Aqsa and Ibrahimi Mosques, noting that the settlers attacked the Palestinians, their homes and properties in the Old City and Silwan in Jerusalem, Bab Al-Zawiya and Birin in Hebron, Al-Lubban Al-Sharqiya and Sebastia In Nablus, a number of Palestinians were injured.