Following Arutz Sheva report, PA bulldozer seized

Arab bulldozer used to build illegal road in Samaria near Route 60 seized following report by Arutz Sheva.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The bulldozer
The bulldozer

An inspector from the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria monitoring unit seized a bulldozer owned by a Palestinian Authority resident which he saw engaged in clearing land for an unauthorized road near the PA-controlled village of Sinjil near Route 60 in the Binyamin region of Samaria Sunday morning.

It should be noted that the inspector's visit and enforcement were carried out following a report on Arutz Sheva that the bulldozer was being used for illegal activities, even after the field coordinator of the Regavim movement for the preservation of state lands filed a complaint with the Civil Administration.

Regavim first reported the building of the illegal road on Wednesday.

The Civil Administration initially responded to the report by asking that Regavim activists send an email detailing their complaint regarding the illegal road work.

Regavim noted that such requests are usually not responded to immediately, and it was therefore impossible to stop the illegal work. The movement said that "it is a pity that the law enforcement organization is showing contempt for its job."

In response to the report, a Civil Administration spokesperson claimed that reports by the public of illegal activity are dealt with an "orderly" fashion.

"In accordance with the procedures known to Regavim, a report on illegal activity will be forwarded to the public service department in the Civil Administration for the purpose of handling, monitoring and providing an orderly response to the requests. An examination of the matter found that the field coordinator of the Regavim movement recently assumed his position and did not know the accepted procedures. The Civil Administration is working and will continue to act in order to carry out law enforcement in Area C."