Israeli soldiers confiscated, Sunday, approximately 100 Dunams (24.7 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands from villages south of Nablus, in northern West Bank, and northeast of Ramallah, in central West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the soldiers handed the confiscation orders to residents of Qaryout and Jaloud villages, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

He added that similar orders were handed to residents of Turmus Ayya village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The confiscation of the lands is part of Israeli plans to expand Shilu illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.

The confiscated lands are in the following areas:

  1. Ras al-‘Ein and Ras Moweis, Basin #1 of the southern area of Qaryout village, southeast of Nablus.
  2. Basin #12 of Jaloud village, south of Nablus.
  3. Basin #10 and Basin #3 of Turmus Ayya village, northeast of Ramallah.

Daghlas stated that Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu is escalating the confiscation of Palestinian lands and the attempts to build and expand the illegal colonies as part of his efforts to appease the colonists ahead of the upcoming general election on September 17th.