OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) served notices to inhabitants of Beit Egza village, to the north west of Jerusalem, that hundreds of dunums of their land would be appropriated.
The chairman of the village’s municipal council, Kamal Hababa, told Quds Press that the confiscation would leave almost nothing for the village’s inhabitants.
He said that the confiscation order would expropriate 456 dunums of land to build the racist, separation wall that would surround the village and isolate it from occupied Jerusalem and other Palestinian land.
He said that village inhabitants, around 2000, were surprised to read a notification at the outskirts of the village indicating that all land basins in the village would be under IOA control and invited the citizens to accompany IOA officials on a tour of the proposed wall path on Sunday morning.
Hababa said that the village inhabitants would boycott the tour and would resist the Israeli occupation forces in the event they tried to storm their village.