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Israel builds settler-only road from Nablus to Jordan Valley

February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

SDEROT, ISRAEL – NOVEMBER 13: Israeli soldiers take measures and check drivers at a road in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on November 13, 2019 as tension rose in the region following the airstrike of Israeli army, killing Bahaa Abu Al-Atta, a commander in the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Gaza-based resistance faction Islamic Jihad, and rockets fired into southern Israel in response to the killing. ( Mostafa Alkharouf – Anadolu Agency )

Israeli occupation authorities have started construction work on a new road that would link the illegal Jewish settlements of Eli and Shilo in the north of the occupied West Bank with the Jordan Valley.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, told Wafa news agency yesterday that the settler-only road is about eight kilometres long, and passes through fertile agricultural lands in the Palestinian villages of Duma, Telfit, Qaryut and Al-Mughair, south of Nablus all the way to the village of Fasayil in the central Jordan Valley.

He stressed that the new road is one of the most dangerous projects implemented by the Israeli government in terms of the size of the land seized to construct it and restrictions imposed on the movement of Palestinians.

In 2014, the Israeli government approved a huge plan to construct dozens of roads and bypass roads for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, with the aim of seizing tens of thousands of acres of Palestinian land.

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