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Zionist regime bulldozers demolish more vast plots of Palestinian land in West Bank

The regime goes ahead with its settlement construction policies in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.

The center published a report on Monday, announcing the demolition on Sunday in Khirbet Mak’houl village, in the vicinity of the settlement of Hemdat, near Tubas city.

Locals say Israel plans to build poultry farms for Hemdat settlers in the confiscated land of the village, near which there are multiple settlements and a military base.

The report added that in a separate incident on Sunday, Israeli forces threatened to remove a Palestinian flag pole from a plaza in the archeological area of Sebastia town, north of Nablus.

Sebastia mayor Mohamed Azem was cited as saying that an Israeli officer had phoned him and threatened to remove the flagpole under the pretext that it provokes the settlers in the area.

Also, a throng of Israeli settlers raided and wreaked havoc on a Palestinian-owned plant nursery in the village of Sawiya near the road between Nablus and Ramallah. Plants were also stolen.

The nursery had been raided several times by Israeli settlers in the past.

Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. But Israel’s aggressive settlement expansion and annexation plans have dealt a serious blow to any prospect of peace.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

All the settlements are illegal under international law.

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