***image2***Farmers from the village of Anin, northwest Jenin district, report that Occupation forces are confiscating the permits of farmers trying to access their isolated lands through the one gate in the Apartheid Wall.
The Occupation forces claim that some farmers are sleeping on their land overnight. This new measure, which has been in force for a month, comes as a collective punishment.
Occupation forces have been confiscating two or three permits a day. Farmers are instructed to go to the Occupation military camp of Salem close to the village in order to get a new permit, but to date all applications for new permits have been refused.
The village head of council says that the confiscations are part of a long-term and planned policy to block Palestinian farmers once and for all from their isolated lands. The occupation forces understand well that confiscating all permits in couple of days would bring national and international media attention. So they are doing it slowly, taking two or three permits daily, which will bring the same result of blocking farmers from their isolated lands without bringing the national and international media attention.
Anin village lost 12,500 dunums of land for the construction of the Apartheid Wall. The land was fertile and largely planted with olive trees and woodland.