Israeli soldiers uprooted and bulldozed, on Tuesday morning, agricultural lands in the al-Walaja village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Israeli soldiers invaded that village after closing all of its entrances while a military bulldozer uprooted the agricultural lands under tight security measures and a vast deployment of the military.

The soldiers were also heavily deployed in five neighborhoods in al-Walaja to prevent the residents from protecting their lands.

The razed agricultural lands are owned by Ahmad Barghouth, and are located in Ein Jweiza area, north of the village.

The attack was carried out to enable expansion of a nearby illegal Israeli settlement.