The Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, said thatÂ Israeli occupation authorities have added more than 600 settlement units, during the past five days, to the settlement â€śAvniÂ HafetzÂ â€ś, which is built on land in Shofa village, in Tulkarem.
â€śThere is a great acceleration in settlement expansion in this area where the occupation forces are working day and night to expand the settlement and turn it into a big one at the expense of the citizensâ€™ lands,â€ť Daghlas told Voice of Palestine radio, on Tuesday morning, according to the PNN.
The official pointed out that he had been contacted, by the Council of the village of Shofa, to follow up the issue from the legal point of view, and to address it publicly.
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.