The Palestinian Agricultural Relief has reported, Thursday, that Israeli army bulldozers uprooted around 20 Dunams of Palestinian farmlands in the Wadi al-Hamra area, in Husan town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.It said the bulldozed and uprooted lands belong to several farmers from Husan and Nahhalin towns.
Secretary of the Husan Village Council Rami Hamamra said a large military force invaded the area, approximately at five at dawn, uprooted 20 Dunams planted with olive trees and grapevines.
Hamamra added that the lands belong to Mohammad Khalil Sabateen, in addition to three brothers identified as Nassim, Mohammad and Suleiman Thieb Sabateen.
He further stated that Israel is planning to establish a new illegal outpost that would be added to the Beitar Illit illegal settlement, built on Palestinian lands.
In addition, soldiers also closed the main roads leading to Husan and Nahhalin, and declared the area a closed military zone.
On Wednesday morning, Israeli settlers burned down 90 olive trees in Sarta town, in the central West Bank district of Salfit. http://www.imemc.org/article/71658