On Saturday, Israeli soldiers abducted a Palestinian and confiscated a bulldozer near Nablus and Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank.
Media sources said the soldiers abducted Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Jarboa’, from Jenin while crossing the Za’tara military roadblock south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.
They added that the soldiers stopped and searched many cars and interrogated several Palestinian while inspecting their ID cards before abducting Abdullah.
In Qalqilia, in the northwestern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Kafr Thulth village, south of the city, and confiscated a bulldozer owned by Amir Gharaba while rehabilitating lands owned by Ibrahim Hammad to prepare them for planting.
The army claimed the Palestinians must obtain permits before working on their lands in the area, especially since it is in Area C of the occupied West Bank.
— Only 30 percent of Area C land is designated for development by Palestinians. The remaining 70 percent is classified as closed military zones that are off-limits to Palestinians unless they obtain special permits from Israeli authorities.
These stringent restrictions on Palestinians’ spatial development continue to intensify even though a Palestinian state is inconceivable without Area C. Indeed, Area C holds valuable natural resources and a rich cultural heritage and represents the bulk of available areas for the spatial development of a future Palestinian state.
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