PLO Condemns Israeli ‘Land Grab’ in West Bank

RAMALLAH, September 9, 2014 (WAFA) – “The Israeli leadership’s recent criminal decision to expropriate more than 3000 dunums (almost 1000 acres) of Palestinian land represents the largest Israeli land grab in the Occupied State of Palestine in three decades,” said the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Negotiations Affairs Department in a special report on Tuesday.

“The [Israeli] leadership intends to build a new settlement-city called Gvaot on the lands of five Palestinian villages in Western Bethlehem, known by Israel as the “Gush Etzion bloc”, an occupied area that Israel aims to illegally annex,” added the report.

Source: WAFA