Israeli armored bulldozers began the destruction of a Palestinian vinyard on Monday morning, located south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Salah Shahin, the owner of the land, said that the bulldozers have so far destroyed 85 grapevines – used to produce grapes that are sold in local markets.  Shahin added that the army often attacks his land in order to force him to leave, so that his land could then be annexed to the nearby illegal Israeli settlement known as 'Kfar Atzion'.