RAMALLAH, April 11 (JMCC) - Israeli settlers in the West Bank
are fencing off areas of Palestinian land, said the state attorney in response to a petition by the residents of Silwad
village in Ramallah
. According to
the Jerusalem Post
, the practice is so common that officials have decided to conduct a review.
The state said that because there were so many complaints, the authorities decided to conduct a comprehensive examination of the phenomenon, including the mapping of all the barriers that are found to be illegal. The authorities will then decide what to do about them.Read
“The problem raised by the petitioners is being examined broadly by the authorities in the area, and they will conduct inspection and enforcement procedures in accordance with the results of the investigation and in accordance with their order of priorities,” Shirman wrote.
The attorney added that regarding the barriers around Ofra, the state had already found one section to be illegal and had issued orders for it to be demolished.
However, he said the authorities in the area had the discretion to determine when action would be taken to enforce these or any other orders that might be issued in the future.
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