Apr. 3, 2019
- Land Theft by the Palestinian Authority in Area C of the West Bank – Adi Graciel and Avraham Binyamin
Powered by massive European Union financial support, the Palestinian Authority is undertaking a systematic plan to seize strategically-positioned agricultural land in Area C of the West Bank covering tens of thousands of dunams in areas under full Israeli jurisdiction, creating irreversible facts on the ground. Large-scale planting, creation of irrigation systems, and a network of illegal roads are carving up the open spaces in Judea and Samaria and drawing the borders of a de facto Palestinian state in flagrant violation of the law.
The Union of Agricultural Work Committees, a quasi-official body with clear organizational ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), is funded, for the most part, by foreign governments, the EU, and humanitarian aid organizations. It has been instrumental in seizing 150,000 dunams in Area C – most of which are now being cultivated for the first time and have never been in private Arab hands. (Regavim)