Israeli authorities, overnight, served several Palestinian families with eviction orders from Ein al-Rushrash, a locality southeast Douma village, south of Nablus, according to a local activist.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction in northern West Bank, said that Israeli forces handed a number of Palestinian families orders notifying them of the intention to evict them from Ein al-Rushrash.

Daghlas noted, according to WAFA, that there are about 85 Palestinians living in 30 residential structures in this locality.

This comes just 16 days after Israel announced plans to install six watchtowers along a main north-south West Bank road, and delivered stop-construction orders to Palestinian houses in Khirbat al-Marajim, also south of Douma.

Israeli forces notified Palestinian villagers of Sarra, Madama and Burin villages of plans to set up six military watchtowers along the Ramallah-Nablus road, also marked as Route 60, effectively seizing and denying villagers access to hundreds of dunams of Palestinian farmlands on both sides of Route 60.

Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Palestinians have not been able to travel freely on the Nablus-Ramallah road, which is spotted with Israeli checkpoints where the road passes from areas under Palestinian Authority or Israeli military control.

In addition to checkpoints, Israeli authorities have established several bypass roads, enabling Israel traffic to avoid areas of Route 60 which pass through Palestinian jurisdiction.

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