Publish Date: 2018/01/08
Intelligence thwarts plans of land sale to Israel
RAMALLAH, January 8, 2018 (WAFA - PLO news agency) – The Palestinian General
Intelligence in Qalqilya, north of the occupied West Bank, said on Monday
that it was able foil a plan to sell land to Israelis and to arrest those
involved in the deal.
It revealed on its website that four people, including a lawyer, were
arrested after they were suspected of getting involved in attempts to sell
land to Israelis, noting that the lands are located in Jerusalem, Qalqilya,
Nablus, Tulkarm and inside Israel.
One of those involved in the foiled sale who fled to Israel and a land
broker from inside Israel worked together to pass the deal estimated to
worth over $11 million.
The suspects were arrested and all procedures and power of attorney
documents that they were about to prepare were stopped preventing a plot to
sell thousands of dunums of Palestinian land to Israel, said the
The suspects and the case were referred to the public prosecutor for further
Sale of land to Israelis is illegal in Palestine because it allows illegal
Israeli settlers to take control of Palestinian land in an area the
Palestinians want to one day build their future state on.