Palestinians from Um Salamunah village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, nonviolently tried to block Israeli army bulldozers from destroying  their lands on Tuesday afternoon.

Residents reported that military bulldozers and army jeeps invaded the village in order to continue the construction of the illegal Wall around the city of Bethlehem.

Village residents stood in front of the bulldozers  and managed to delay the work starting, local sources reported.

Troops and military bulldozers remain in the village, more backup troops  have arrived to reinforce their presence. The residents have appealed to human rights organizations to intervene and help them in the protection of their lands.

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