Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, April 10, 2019
To Build 2 New Settlement Roads and Close Northern and Southern West, Israeli Authorities Declare Seizure of 1191 Dunums from the Agricultural Lands
The Israeli authorities issued 2 military orders to seize 1191 dunums from the Palestinian agricultural lands. Two of these orders are about the construction of 2 new settlement roads; one in the northern West Bank and the other in the Southern, while the third order is about closing areas for military purposes. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) hereby condemns the issuance of these military orders, which violate the rules and provisions of the international humanitarian law, UN Resolutions, particularly Security Council’s Resolution (2334) of 23 December 2016, which calls upon Israel to freeze all settlement activity in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem affirms that Israel’s establishment of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity. Thus, PCHR reiterates its call upon the international community to break its silence and hold legal and moral responsibilities in taking a serious stand to curb the Israeli Government’s settlement policies in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
Based on the decisions and the attached road plans clarifying their tracks, the construction of these 2 roads would lead to swallowing up hundreds of dunums of Palestinian agricultural lands as well as the dunums already included in the seizure orders. Those military orders were as follows…