Property theft and intimidation continues in Palestine

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem writes that:

“On Friday, February 21, 2020, thousands of Israeli settlers entered with no permission and gathered on the land lot belonging to the Latin Patriarchate in Tayasir, near Tubas in northern West Bank, in clear violation of private property.

The settlers held a march from Al-Burj bloc (bloc No. 4, plot No. 4) to Um el-Kaba bloc (bloc No. 3, plot No. 4) within the Patriarchate property, in a demonstration.

It should be mentioned that settlers brought their cows, some days ago, to the Patriarchate lands and caused considerable damage there.

It should be mentioned also that the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem protested to the Israeli authorities on similar violations of its property near Tayasir by settlers, but – so far – violations to our property continues to take place while the authorities are practically not prohibiting them.

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is very concerned not only from the settlers’ violations of its properties, but also from the lack of action by the Israeli authorities to put an end to such offences.

We urge the Israeli authorities, once again, to make sure that law to be respected by all people under their control and to ban further illegal breaking into our properties.”

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