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Israel raids Jordan Valley, seizes Palestinian vehicles

December 1, 2021 at 11:23 am

Palestinians inspect the damage to their vehicles as a result of the attack by Jewish settlers on November 24, 2021 in Ramallah, West Bank [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation soldiers this morning raided Khirbet Al Ras Al Ahmar in the northern occupied Jordan Valley and seized Palestinian vehicles, Wafa news agency reported.

Speaking to the Palestinian news site, Mutaz Bisharat, an official with the Tubas governorate, said that the soldiers raided the village and seized several vehicles, farming tractors, and water tankers.

According to Bisharat, the Israeli occupation forces also raided, searched, and ransacked several homes in the area.

The Palestinian community in the Jordan Valley is subject to daily harassment by occupation forces and settlers in an effort to force them to leave the area in order to annex it and expand illegal settlements.

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Wafa also reported that Israeli occupation authorities today approved the takeover of Palestinian-owned land in the villages of Qaryut and Al-Sawiyeh, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the occupied Palestinian territories, said that the targeted Palestinian land consists of several farms owned by Palestinian families in the area.

He told Wafa that the Israeli occupation intends to build a residential area, public utilities and settler-only roads.