Illegal PA road endangers Israeli lives

An illegal road built by Palestinian Authority Arabs endangers Jews living in nearby Samaria towns.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The illegal road
The illegal road
Regavim movement

The Regavim Movement on Thursday turned to the Civil Administration, demanding it act against the illegal road created by Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs and endangering Israeli towns.

The road leads from the village of Krayot to Highway 60, between the towns of Shiloh and Eli.

In an appeal sent by Regavim lawyers Avi Segal and Yael Sinmon noted that the illegal road had been paved on state land, within Area C and under full Israeli control.

Judea and Samaria are divided into Areas A, B, and C. Area A is under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, while Area B is under PA control for civil matters but Israeli control for security matters. All Jewish towns and 4% of PA Arabs are located in Area C, under full Israeli civil and security jurisdiction.

"Our eyes see that the building criminals work, without any legal permit, to create roads, while taking over government lands which do not belong to them, within the borders of Eli," they wrote.

"Besides the fact that this construction has been done illegally, it also presents an extremely serious hazard. Building a road towards Highway 60, the area's main road, endangers the lives of those traveling the road, presenting both a transportation and security danger, with everything those entail."

Arabs often build illegally, and many of their buildings are funded by the European Union. However, Israel rarely demolishes illegal Arab buildings.