Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Settlers Starts Building Settlement Outpost near Qalqilia

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA -
QALQILIA, January 29, 2013 (WAFA) – Settlers Tuesday began building a settlement outpost on the land of the village of Jayyous, near the city of Qalqilia, said local sources.

Head of Jayyous Village Council Ghassan Harami told WAFA that a number of settlers and under the protection of the Israeli army put up seven caravans on land that belongs to a Palestinian family.

He said that army vehicles razed the land in the area and connected the caravans with electricity in preparation for the settlers to reside there.

The separation wall, constructed on the land of Jayyous in 2002, confiscated over 8600 dunums of land that belongs to the residents of the village, depriving them their primer source of living.

They filed a lawsuit to amend the separation wall’s path and regained about 6200 dunums of land, which didn’t go well with the settlers, who put up the caravans in response.