The Israeli army razed land in Dhar al-Maleh village, southwest of Jenin, northern occupied West Bank, in order to expand an illegal Jewish settlement, the village’s head of council Ahmad Khatib said on Tuesday.

Khatib told WAFA correspondence that Israeli bulldozers started work on 120 dunams of village land and, in the process, destroyed a paved road, as the military was working on expanding the illegal settlement of Shaked, built on expropriated village land.

He said that the land in question was isolated from the rest of the village by the Israeli apartheid wall, which made it difficult for land owners and village residents to reach it.

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