Israeli bulldozers from the Leshem settlement, on Monday, continued leveling lands west of Salfit, in the northern occupied West Bank, while Israeli forces confiscated farming equipment in Tubas.
The bulldozers came, this time, to a new area near Deir Ballout town, to the west of Salfit.
Activist and expert in the settlement files, Khaled Maâ€™ali, said that the Leshem settlement, which was announced three years ago, was built on private Palestinian land Â used for agriculture and farming.
Maâ€™ali added that the settlement had erased archaeological sites and surrounded the Deir Simâ€™an, violating the international law.
In addition, one thousand Israeli settlers broke into Kafl Hares area and carried out Talmudic rituals under heavy protection pf the Israeli army.
At about the same time, Israeli forces confiscated four tractors belonging to four families living near Tubas, in the northern West Bank.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.