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Israeli authorities order Salfit-area village to stop paving main road

Oct. 17, 2016 6:36 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 17, 2016 6:36 P.M.)
SALFIT (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities on Monday delivered a notice to the municipality of al-Zawiya in the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, ordering the halt of an ongoing project to repave the northern entrance to the village.

Mayor of al-Zawiya Naim Hamouda told Ma’an that Israeli forces delivered the stop-work order at the construction site, demanding that the paving works halt immediately.

Hamouda noted that paving the road was funded by the municipality and the projected was expected to be completed in just a few days.

He added that the road is located adjacent to Aber al-Samera road, which is the main road connecting the town to the rest of the West Bank. 

Hamdouda said that the municipality had started writing to the competent authorities to pressure Israel to reverse there decision.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an they were looking into reports of the incident.
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