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Israeli settlers set up illegal outpost in West Bank

Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]
Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]

A group of settlers set up a new illegal outpost on private Palestinian land north-west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank.

The head of the committee against the wall and settlement in Deir Istiya, Nazmi Salman, said in a statement today that a group of settlers set up a number of tents and wooden caravans on land owned by Palestinians from Deir Istiya.

He added that a road had been built from the illegal Novim colony to the new outpost and electricity connections were being extended to the new illegal development.

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Outpost are unauthorised, illegal Israeli settlements within the West Bank, constructed in contravention of international law, on occupied Palestinian lands, and without the required authorisation from the Israeli government.

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