Palestinian farmers on July 15, 2021. Photo/Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor
The news was revealed by Wafa. The farmer, Suleiman Bani Odeh, was told by the occupation authorities that they had sold two water tankers taken from him two months ago.
The items were sold at public auctions.
Human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh explained, “Military authorities impose exorbitant fines that the owners of the ‘confiscated’ property cannot pay for selling the property at auction.
“This, is part of the settlers’ efforts to force Palestinians out of the area. The ethnic cleansing of the occupied Palestinian people is ongoing,” he said.
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The Israeli army regularly shoots and destroys agricultural land in the area causing massive damage to crops and preventing Palestinian farmers from working their fields.
In addition, Israel forces farmers to spray toxic substances to kill crops and force farmers out of their land.
Earlier this year, Israeli media revealed the number of settlers in the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley had increased by 43% since 2011.
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