Israeli forces destroy water pipelines in West Bank village

NABLUS, Israeli forces Thursday destroyed water pipelines in Furush Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, said a municipal source.

Deputy Mayor of Furush Beit Dajan, Azzam al-Hajj Mohammad, said that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers as they destroyed pipelines supplying water for farmlands and residential homes under the pretext of being unauthorized.

Israeli forces have frequently leveled Palestinian lands in the village in search for what Israel deems as unauthorized water wells and pipelines.

Furush Beit Dajan is located in the West Bank’s Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control, where Israel rarely issues construction permits to Palestinians, forcing many to build without permits to shelter their families.

Meanwhile, Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

Israel has seized hundreds of dunums from Furush Beit Dajan for the construction of al-Hamra settlement, located to the west of the village, al-Hamra military base and checkpoint as well as the by-pass road No. 57, which connects the Jordan Valley to Nablus area.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency