Jan 25 2012: "An injured #Palestinian construction worker screams in pain after an #Israeli army driver drove a trailer hooked to a tractor over his legs, as he tried to block him when Israeli forces stopped workers from rebuilding a house in al-Dirat village, south of #Yatta in the West Bank. Israeli forces seized equipment and a trailer from Palestinian construction workers as the site falls in the occupied area C in which Israel prevents Palestinians from building on their land.
Area C, which is entirely Palestinian land and under full Israeli control, comprises 60 per cent of the West Bank and has twice as many Israeli #settlers as Palestinians. Israeli authorities have allocated only 1 per cent of Area C for Palestinian development, while the number of Israeli #settlements — illegal under international law — continue to expand. The Palestinian population in the area continue to diminish due to house #demolitions, lack of access to water, building permits, and the occupation itself. (Getty Images)"