Israeli bulldozers on Monday leveled Palestinian lands in Salfit’s western town of Kafr al-Dik, paving the way for illegal settlement expansion.

Speaking with a news agency, eye-witnesses said Israeli bulldozers razed Palestinian land tracts in Kafr al-Dik, west of Salfit.

Nayefa al-Dik said she has been prevented by the Israeli forces from entering her land due to the ongoing bulldozing activity.

Researcher Khaled Maali warned of ongoing Israeli attempts to hold sway over Palestinian lands in the area so as to expand nearby settlement outposts and industrial zones extending from the Zaatara checkpoint to Kafr Kasem, in territories occupied in 1948.

Maali said Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands in the area stand in sharp contrast to internal law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.