Haaretz, Jul. 5, 2015

 

IDF turning blind eye as settlers take over private land to expand communities for reserves or agriculture.

 

An Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim 

 

Dror Etkes, a researcher on settlement policies in the territories, told Haaretz: “Experience shows that even in cases in which areas were initially closed out of security considerations, with time this became a de facto means of expanding the area under the control of the settlers. [...]"