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Israel bulldozes Palestinian land to make way for settler road

A Palestinian man uses a donkey cart to transport animal fodder for his herd as he passes Israeli soldiers guarding the road August 6, 2002 around the West Bank town of Qalqilya [David Silverman/Getty Images]
A Palestinian man uses a donkey cart to transport animal fodder for his herd as he passes Israeli soldiers guarding the road August 6, 2002 around the West Bank town of Qalqilya [David Silverman/Getty Images]

Israeli occupation forces today bulldozed a vast tract of land in Qalqilya in order to expand a settler road.

Local official Mohamed Abul-Sheikh said that the Israeli army started to expand Road 55, which was built illegally in the area between Qalqilya and Nablus.

In 2019, the Israeli army announced its intent to seize about 166 dunums (41 acres) of land in the area in order to expand the road, Abul-Sheikh added.

According to the Israeli plan, this project will be carried out on lands seized from Azzun town, Nabi Ilyas village and Qalqilya city.

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