RAMALLAH, Palestine 

Israeli authorities have issued 16 confiscation orders for Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank over the past three days, a Palestinian official said Monday.

“The confiscations aim to create a fait accompli in the West Bank,” Walid Assaf, the head of the National Committee to Resist the Wall and Settlements, told Anadolu Agency.

He said hundreds of dunums of Palestinian land will be confiscated under the Israeli orders.

“In all, the orders aim to serve the settlement project and keep the Palestinian land and their natural resources under full Israeli control,” Assaf said.

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