West Bank, ALRAY - The Land Research Center of the Arab Studies Society revealed that the size of the settlement expansion has quadrupled, a quarter of a century after the signing of e Oslo Accords between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
The center explained in a statement the number of settlements that are established on West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza strip are doubled since signing Oslo agreement, they were 144 settlement units before Oslo agreement and they doubled to 515 in 2018.
At the same time, the number of Jewish settlers in the 1967 occupied territories has been tripled, from 252,000 before Oslo (1993) to about 834,000 today (in 2018).
He pointed out that the area of land seized in favor of Jewish settlement, which was about 136,000 dunums before the Oslo agreement, has become about 500,000 dunums, an increase of about 368% compared to the previous period.
He added that Israeli occupation has succeeded in cutting the West Bank, erecting the apartheid wall, erecting about 839 roadblocks and separating the Palestinian communities from one another.
He considered that what is happening today to the Jahalin Bedouins communities in Khan al-Ahamr reflects the racist expansionist of occupation mentality.