Israeli occupation authorities announced today their takeover of 193 dunams of Palestinian-owned land belonging to the village of Deir Dibwan, east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, in favor of the establishment of a landfill that will serve Israeli settlements, according to the village’s mayor.
Mansour Mansour told reporters that a map recently published by the Israeli occupation authorities shows that a total of 193 dunams of land belonging to the village and the neighboring village of Rammun have been taken over for the purpose of creating the landfill, which will only serve colonial Israeli settlements in the area.
He said the land confiscation policy has been and will continue to be rejected by the Palestinian landowners, who will do whatever possible to stop the land theft.
There are about 700,000 colonial Israeli settlers living in the occupied West Bank settlements in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation’s civilian population to the land of the occupied.
The occupying state of Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights following the 1967 war, and has since built hundreds of illegal Jewish-only settlements throughout the occupied territories.