Israeli bulldozers have flattened numerous agricultural lands in the village Kofr al-Deek, east of Salfit.According to local sources, dozens of trees were uprooted and existing crops were destroyed in the Thohour el-Sboh area, north of Kofr el-Deek.

The PNN reports that Israeli authorities damaged the land in order to build new settlements in the area, which are aimed to separate Salfit and the south of Nablus from each other.

Researcher Khaled Maali has said that a two-state solution will be even more difficult to carry out than previously expected, if the settlement plans are implemented, as parts of the West Bank will be isolated from one another.

The Beit El court, located in another illegal Israeli settlement, originally approved the seizing of around 3,000 dunams of land.

However, the bulldozers have damaged nearly 10,000 dunams in total, according to Maali.

See related IMEMC topic: Israeli Settlement