Jews in the Samarian village of Tapuach claimed, Sunday, that the army was helping area Arabs in a land grab around the strategic junction. The claim arose after Arab and Jewish farmers clashed at the site on Friday, and the army allowed the Arabs to work the land on Sunday.
The District Coordinating Office (DCO) for joint efforts by Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces told Arutz Sheva that the Arab family had proven ownership. Yekutiel Ben-Ya'akov was emphatic that the land belonged to a Jew named Sa'adia who lives Yehud, near Tel Aviv. Ben-Ya'akov said that the information provided by the DCO was false and that the case was under advisement by a court, but 45 days into the 60 the court gave before issuing its ruling, it appeared that the Arabs had some help from the army in effecting a land grab.