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Palestine: 296 new housing units sanctioned & agricultural facilities demolished, trees uprooted

“Israel” sanctions plan to build 296 housing units for settlers east of Ramallah

NAZARETH, (PIC)– The civil administration of the Israeli army approved on Wednesday a plan to build dozens of housing units in place of a military base and annex them to the nearby settlement of Beit El in the east of Ramallah city.

According to the Hebrew news website Walla, the new outpost will include 12 multi-story buildings composed of 296 apartments.

Walla noted that the building of this outpost would start immediately based on direct orders from Israeli war minister Moshe Ya’alon and any Palestinian objection to the plan would be considered after initiating the construction.

Walla affirmed that Ya’alon ordered the removal of an Israeli border police base in the area and its annexation to Beit El settlement as a prelude to giving the place to Jewish settlers and initiating the construction process.

It added that chief of the central military command in the West Bank Nitzan Alon had signed documents transferring the ownership of this site to the settlers, noting that about 80 square meters of the area on which the outpost would be built belongs to a Palestinian citizen.

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IOF demolishes agricultural facilities, uproots trees in al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have demolished Palestinian agricultural facilities and tin huts in Idna and Koum villages west of al-Khalil.

Israeli bulldozers and patrols stormed on Tuesday a number of villages west of al-Khalil and demolished a number of houses and agricultural facilities, in addition to uprooting dozens of fruitful trees, local sources revealed.

The IOF also handed demolition notices to a number of Palestinian residents in the area, the sources added to the PIC reporter.

It’s worth mentioning that the Israeli demolition policy have recently increased significantly against most of the West Bank agricultural areas in order to limit the Palestinian agricultural land and annex it to the Israeli settlements.

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Israeli occupation authorities release the Mufti

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities released the Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Sheikh Mohammed Hussein afternoon Wednesday.

Israeli occupation forces had stormed the home of the Mufti in Jabal Al-Mukabir in occupied Jerusalem at dawn Wednesday and detained him.

The Mufti was questioned at his home and in Maskobeh detention center about confrontations inside the Aqsa mosque on Tuesday before his release a few hours later.

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