A hoard of armed Jewish settlers, on Monday, appropriated and bulldozed a Palestinian-owned tract of agricultural land in Beit Jala town, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Local official Hasan Berijiya said that bulldozers, escorted by a group of settlers carrying weapons, stormed the agricultural area of al-Makhrour and embarked on razing four dunams of land belonging to a local resident named Saba Iskandar.

Berijiya added that the settlers threatened to place mobile homes on this piece of land, noting that the seized land is located near the Palestinian restaurant and the house that had been demolished about a week ago, by the occupation authority.