Settlers Plant Trees on Palestinian Land, while Farmer receives Demolition Orders

22 Apr
7:22 AM

Israeli settlers, on Monday, planted trees on Palestinian-owned land, in the southern occupied West Bank, with the intent of stealing the land, a local official stated.

Hasan Breijieh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli settlers planted olive trees on the property of Zeinab Abu Sneineh, near the village of Irta, south of the city of Bethlehem.

In related news, the Israeli army, on Monday, informed a Palestinian farmer in the southern occupied West Bank, that a structure he set up on his land will be demolished under the pretext of lack of a building permit, a local official reported.

Breijieh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, told WAFA that the occupation army presented Mohammad Abu Hammad, a demolition notice for his 120-square-meter agricultural structure in Jourat al-Shamaa village, south of Bethlehem.

According to Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention: The Occupying Power (Israel) shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies (Palestine).

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Image: Palestine News Network

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Ali Salam

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