The PA seems to have failed in preventing many land thieves from laying their hands on the former area of Gush Katif.
PA officials pointed out that some of the thieves belong to the PA security forces.
While the PA announced plans to build thousands of housing units in the former settlements with the help of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, some of the projects may now be postponed because of the land theft.
During a surprise visit to Khan Yunis and Rafah Wednesday, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was shocked to see large areas fenced off by local families, gangs, and individuals.
cross-posted on Divest From “Palestine”