SALFIT, The Israeli occupation forces today placed a metal gate along the apartheid wall on the southern side of al-Zawiya town, west of the northern West Bank city of Salfit, blocking access of area farmers to their lands and the village’s garbage truck to a landfill, according to Mahmoud Mawqidi, mayor of al-Zawiya.
He told WAFA that in order to make access for army vehicles to the new gate, the occupation forces had opened a 200-meter long road from the southern areas of the town, known as Khallet al-Rumaila, that goes through 10 dunums of land, including one dunum owned by al-Zawiya municipality.
Mawqidi said the occupation forces also prevented the municipality’s garbage truck from reaching the landfill located in the same area to unload the garbage and informed them that the landfill was closed.
It is worth noting that last month the occupation forces seized a bulldozer belonging to the municipality of al-Zawiya while it was opening a road leading to Khallet al-Rumaila in order to allow farmers easier access to their lands during the olive harvest season.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)