Israel occupied 27 square kilometers of the West Bank

Last Updated on March 31, 2024 3:32 am

Israel occupied 27 square kilometers of the West Bank of Palestine. Israel’s war with the Gaza-based armed group Hamas began on October 7 last year. On the occasion of this war, they began occupying the Palestinian territories in the West Bank. They have taken away 27 square kilometers of territory in the last 6 months.

The Palestinian Authority’s Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission (CWRC) announced the information on Saturday (March 30) on the 48th Land Day.

The CWRC also reported that the illegal occupying Israeli government approved 1,895 new settlements. As a result, 25 Bedouin communities living in the Palestinian territories have been displaced. In addition, 840 checkpoints and gates have been established to monitor the Palestinians.

The organization also said in a statement that the Israeli army has attacked civilians and their property 9,700 times and destroyed or uprooted tens of thousands of olive trees.

Israel captured the West Bank and East Jerusalem on June 7, 1967 after the Six Day War. At that time these areas were under the rule of Jordan. Although the occupation is illegal under international law, Israel has maintained its authority over these territories for more than 50 years.

Israel has established numerous Jewish settlements in the West Bank. which is still ongoing. Many Palestinians have been expelled from their homeland due to these settlements.

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