Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Israeli army orders confiscation of Palestinian land in West Bank

Despite seemingly moving ahead with new diplomatic negotiations planned for November, it looks like the Israeli government is trying to make inroads in the E1 area in the centre of the West Bank, prior to the meeting.

- A new road, for use by Palestinians, separated from the existing road (which will be for Israelis only) by the 'security barrier'.
- Settlements amounting to 3,500 homes.
- The plans for the road involve the use of 145 hectares of state land and 23 hectares of confiscated privately owned land.

More in today's Guardian.

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