The Israeli occupation authorities have issued orders from the confiscation of 327 Dunams (80.8 Acres) of Palestinian lands to build hundreds of units in an illegal colony east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission, said that Israel recently decided to confiscate 327 Dunams of Palestinian lands to build 224 units in Abie Hanahal colony, which was built on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

Breijiyya added that the lands are in the eastern part of the village, and that the villagers already lost large areas of farmland when Israel built the illegal colony.

It is worth mentioning that Israel recently confiscated 700 Dunams (172.9 Acres) of Palestinian lands near al-Ferdis village, east of Bethlehem.

In related news, the soldiers demolished several barns in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, and delivered orders for the demolition or residential sheds near Hebron