In Five Years, Four New Settler Farms Took Palestinian Land the Size of a Big Town

Many settlers in the West Bank outposts use violence to take over Palestinian lands, which Israeli authorities do not stop, report shows

Amira Hass
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Over the past five years, four settler farms in the West Bank have taken over Palestinian territory the size of the city of Holon (some 19,000 dunams, or 4,700 acres), or the cities of Bnei Brak (7,300 dunams) and Lod (around 12,000 dunams) combined. Employing systematic violence and terror, the residents of the four outposts, aided by the army, have blocked Palestinian access to land totaling 20,866 dunams, which the Palestinians had used to cultivate crops and graze livestock.

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