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Israeli forces confiscate Palestinian-owned mobile home in Jordan Valley

April 4, 2017 4:43 P.M. (Updated: April 4, 2017 5:56 P.M.)
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces confiscated a Palestinian-owned mobile home in the northern occupied West Bank village of Furush Beit Dajan east of Nablus in the Jordan Valley, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West Bank, said that the property belong to local Tariq Abu Oun.

In response to a request for comment, a spokesperson for the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the Israeli agency responsible for implementing Israeli policies in the occupied territory, said in a written statement that “the construction that was caught today at Beit Dagan was placed illegally without receiving the necessary permits for the property.”

Furush Beit Dajan is located in Area C -- the more than 60 percent of the occupied West Bank under full civil and military Israeli control.

Nearly all Palestinian applications for building permits in Area C are denied by the Israeli authorities, forcing communities to build illegally, and placing them under the constant risk of demolitions at the hands of Israeli forces.

Meanwhile, the estimated 550,000 Jewish Israeli settlers in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem are more easily given building permits and allowed to expand their homes and properties.

Hundreds of dunams of land belonging to Furush Beit Dajan have been confiscated by Israel over the years, primarily for the purpose of establishing illegal Israeli settlements, military bases, and the construction of Israeli settlement roads, according to the Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem.

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