Settlers Steal Palestinian Lands Near Bethlehem

September 20, 2012 2:03 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0
20 Sep
2:03 PM

A number of armed extremist Israeli settlers illegally confiscated, on Thursday, six Dunams of privately-owned Palestinian lands, south of Al-Khader, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ahmad Salah, Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Al-Khader, stated that the lands in question are in Khallit A-Fahem area, located between the illegal Israeli settlements of Eliezer and Etzion.

Last Thursday, Salah stated that extremist settlers occupied 2 Dunams (0.494 Acres) of privately-owned Palestinian lands in Irq Ath-Theeba area, close to the Efrat illegal settlement that was built on lands belonging to the residents of Al-Khader. The two Dunams belong to resident Yousef Mahmoud Ghneim.

In August, a group of Israeli settlers planted a Palestinian land that they illegally took over in May, near Al-Khader town. The settlers were seen planting 5 Dunams of farmland that they illegally occupied three months ago.

The latest violations are part of ongoing assaults carried out by extremist Israeli settlers against the residents, their lands and property in the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem.

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