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Israel Allows National Service in Illegal Outposts

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, reported today, Thursday, that the Israeli government will be allowing national service to be performed in illegal settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank. This will include farms against which demolition and eviction orders have been issued.

Israeli soldiers stand by as masked Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian protesters gathering during a demonstration against construction on an Israeli outpost near the Palestinian village of Turmus Ayya, on October 17, 2019. (Photo Credit: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

According to estimates by the Peace Now Organization, farms are the most common type of settlement outposts in the West Bank, according to estimates by the Peace Now Organization.

The newspaper pointed out that the majority of these outposts were ordered to be demolished and settlers are supposedly prevented from staying there. However, they are still expanding.

According to Israeli organizations, during the past five years, four farms in the West Bank, with an area of about 20,866 dunums, were seized and turned into settlement outposts. Successive Israeli governments often assist these settlements.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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