Israeli occupation forces used military bulldozers to raze Palestinian cultivated land lots in Beit Jala, to the west of Bethlehem, on Monday.

Owner of the land, Walid Zireina, said that the soldiers broke into both his land and that of his brother’s, bulldozing the four-dunam plot, noting that Israeli municipality teams were in the company of the soldiers.

He pointed out that the bulldozing destroyed dozens of olive trees, noting that the land included at least 200.

He said that Israeli forces declared the area a closed military zone and arrested his brother Ayman, who was on his land during the process.

~PIC/Days of Palestine