The occupation authorities confiscate 125 hectares of Al-Ahwazi lands in Geron, under the pretext of owning the lands


The occupation’s police commander in Geron, south of Ahwaz, announced the confiscation of about 125 hectares of agricultural lands, under the pretext of occupation’s ownership over the lands.

In a related context, Mustafa Mazandarani, the militia commander in charge of protecting government’s lands belonging to the settlement’s project for free trade on Jesm Island, revealed that his forces confiscated five plots of lands from one of the villages in Jesm Island. He indicated that its area is about 18,420 square meters, and  claimed that it was owned by the occupation forces.

Additionally, a few days ago, the occupation authorities confiscated 29,300 square meters of Al-Ahwazi lands on the island of Jesm, south of Al-Ahwaz.

The confiscation came under the pretext that the landowners had not possessed the necessary documents to prove their ownership, and thus the ownership belongs to the occupation force.

In the interim, activists believe that the increase in the areas that the Iranian occupation authorities seize from the Al-Ahwazi lands, indicates its intention in establishing settlement and investment projects on these lands.

And amid people’s assurance that the ownership of these lands is proven by old possession documents, prior to the Persian’s occupation of the island. However, the occupation administrations do not recognize these documents.

Furthermore, the Iranian occupation authorities announced the demolition of 26 buildings as well as the confiscation of 64 hectares of citizens’ lands in the town of Al-Qilaa in Abu Shahr, south of Ahwaz.

Media sources stated that according to the authorities’ claims,  the demolition and confiscation came under the pretext of the owners’ unlawful seizure of the land.

The supervisory of demolition and the removal of barriers between the lands were conducted by occupation police, intelligence personnel and the Judicial Authority representative.

In the meantime, Ahwazi activists emphasized the illegality of all conducted demolition and confiscation, as citizens have possessed the ownership documents prior to the Persian occupation of Ahwaz. And that the occupation authorities’ failure in recognizing these documents is a violation of civil rights. Moreover, the occupation’s seizure of citizens’ properties comes under the expropriation of legitimate properties through force and reparation.

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