Palestinian citizens residing near the illegal Israeli Amona settlement outpost on Wednesday evening filed objections over Israel’s misappropriation of five more land lots.
Israel is considering classifying 39 Palestinian land lots as absentees property as part of its intents to expand the Amona outpost. A couple of weeks earlier, Palestinians from nearby towns filed similar objections and provided pictures proving that the land lots were cultivated by Palestinians after and prior to 1967.
According to the Hebrew daily Haaretz, the Israeli government’s legal adviser has been seeking a way to declare the lands as absentee property abandoned by its owners in 1967. The Amona illegal settlement outpost is built on Palestinian private lands.
Israeli residents of the outpost and 25 MKs and ministers from the Likud party called for the enactment of a law legitimizing the settlement units built on those lands.