Official: Israel to confiscate Salfit village land
Published Sunday 26/02/2012 (updated) 27/02/2012 19:54
PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the mayor of Bani Hassan Abdel Karim
Rayyan visit a road recently torn up by Israel in an area of the village in the
northern West Bank on Nov. 30, 2010. (MaanImages/Mustafa Abu Dayeh, Pool)
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli military authorities have issued an order for the confiscation of a northern West Bank village's land, local officials told Ma'an on Sunday.
The military order confiscates 21.3 dunams of Qarawat Bani Hassan village in Salfit, citing security reasons. The village is bordered by three Israeli settlements.
Landowners have the right to apply for compensation or file a complaint before it is executed on Dec. 31, 2014, the order added.
Municipality chief Abdul Aziz Assi called on villagers not to give up their rights to the land and oppose the confiscation order, urging PA officials to intervene to stop the lands being seized by Israel.