A farmer with the help of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee reclaimed land which had been inside of an illegal Israeli settlement.Imad Ash-Shaer of Husan village had his lands annexed 10 years ago by an Israeli military base near Betar Illit settlement.

The farmer was able to get back all forty-eight dunums of land which had been behind the barb-wire fences of the settlement.

The Agricultrual Relief Committee determined that there was no legal basis for keeping the farmer from his land only claims of security. When the farmers were confronted by the military trying to access their lands they had them call the police who then had no legal means of stopping the farmers.

At a cost of $1000 per dunum, six families have gotten their lands returned to them. PARC covered 75% of the costs.

This has not stopped settler harassment of the farmers, in any event.