Americans for Peace Now (APN) strongly condemns the Israeli government's decision to confiscate some 380 acres in the West Bank. The expropriated land, according to Israeli media reports, is intended for Israeli settlers' use.
The measure, like past Israeli government land confiscations in the West Bank, poses a serious threat to reaching a political peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians. As APN's sister organization Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) pointed out, "the government's decision is another step on the way to destroy the possibility for a two state solution."
For more about the confiscation and about recent Israeli orders to confiscate West Bank land, click here.