Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit

12:00 Jul 13 2020 Kisan, al-Baqa, and Yasuf

Israeli Army Razes Land in Hebron, Bethlehem, Order Seizure of Land in Salfit
1997 Map of Israeli settlements, al-Baqa
Source: Wikipedia

by IMEMC News
July 14, 2020 7:49 AM

The Israeli occupation authorities, on Monday, bulldozed large areas of Palestinian-owned cultivated land as well as an agricultural structure in al-Baq’ah area in Hebron, southern West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

According to local sources, Israeli bulldozers accompanied by soldiers, razed three dunams of land planted with vegetables and an agricultural structure belonging to Rabie Jaber and his family.

East of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Israeli forces levelled a large tract of land belonging to the village of Kisan, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Deputy Mayor of Kisan, Ahmad Ghazal, confirmed that the Israeli army provided protection to a bulldozer that razed ten dunams of land belonging to the village, and installed poles around it.

He said that the land was bulldozed for the expansion of the nearby Israeli colony outpost of Ibei Hanahal, established on 166 dunams of land belonging to Kisan in 1999.

Israeli forces, on Monday, handed over a military order to seize Palestinian land located east of Yasuf village, northeast of Salfit city, in the northern West Bank, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Local sources said that the Israeli army delivered a military order to seize the 1.5 dunam plot of land, located near Zatara military roadblock.

Khalil Ibrahim Yassin, the owner of the land, was given 40 days to challenge the confiscation order.


from Wikipedia on Al Baqa

"Al Baqa or Al Baqa'a, also spelled Al-Beqa or Al baqr, (meaning "The open valley")[1] is a Palestinian village located just east of Hebron. It has been occupied by Israel since 1967, together with the rest of the West Bank. It is sandwiched between the Israeli settlements Givat Harsina and Kiryat Arba. Wadi al-Ghrous or Wadi al Gruz is a locality of Hebron that borders Al Baqa on the west."

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