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Israeli NGO: The Palestinians are stealing Area C; Massive illegal construction is creating facts on the ground in Judea and Samaria


November 18, 2022


The E.U.-funded illegal Palestinian outpost of Khan al-Ahmar, in the E1 area east of Jerusalem, with Israel Route 1 in the background.

(JNS) Arab expansion into land in Judea and Samaria is far outpacing Israeli growth in the area, according to a report by the Israeli NGO Regavim.

"In the past year, the rate of illegal Palestinian construction has increased by 80%," the researchers wrote.

So far in 2022, Palestinians built 5,535 illegal structures in Area C, which was placed under full Israeli control by the Oslo Accords. In contrast, illegal Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria amounted to 406 structures in 2022.

Over the past 20 years, illegal construction by Israelis totaled a mere 4,382 structures, fewer than w...

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