Israeli soldiers, today, forced a number of farmers to leave their land, in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, and threatened to arrest them if they did not, according to Kisan deputy head of village council, Ahmad Ghazal.

Ghazal told WAFA that soldiers raided the village and prevented the farmers from plowing their land, ordering them to leave it.

The farmers were ordered to get a permit from Israeli security, at the nearby Gush Etzion settlement bloc, to the south of Bethlehem, if they are to return their land.

The land in question is around 100 dunams in size, and the owners have been working and planting there for years. They also possess deeds proving ownership of the land.

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