[Thursday December 26, 2013] The Israeli army has destroyed dozens of dunams of agricultural land, south of the West Bank town of Qalqilya, according to witnesses.
Witnesses say that the Israeli army brought heavy machinery to uproot almond, citrus and olives trees in the area, and to level land in a part of the town adjacent to the segregation wall, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
The soldiers have prevented farmers and landowners from reaching that area.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.