The Israeli army issued orders, Saturday, for the illegal confiscation of fifteen Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands in Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Mohammad Abu Sheikh, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonialist activities’ file in Qalqilia, said the army issued orders confiscating fifteen Dunams, owned by Palestinians in the eastern part of the town.

He added that the army said the confiscation of the privately-owned lands comes to “expand existing roads.”

The official also stated that the lands are by the Northern Gate area where colonialist Road #50 passes, and near other lands to the east of the road.