Israel plows farms paving way for apartheid wall extension in Bethlehem village

05:00 Jul 26 2011 Al-Walajeh (Walaja), west of Bethlehem and Mahih area, Jordan Valley

BETHLEHEM (PIC) 26 July -- Israeli bulldozers began early Tuesday morning plowing through ''vast'' Palestinian farmlands and uprooting olive trees to pave the way for an extension of the apartheid wall in Al-Walaja village in western Bethlehem province.

Tensions enveloped the village as Israeli soldiers have suppressed locals, reporters, and dozens of outside supporters who emerged to help stop the operation, locals said. Protests managed to foil the operation for a few hours until heavy back-up arrived at the scene. Locals said over sixty olive and pine trees were torn down in the excavations.

Elsewhere, an Israeli planning committee has notified locals in the Malih area of northern Jordan Valley that it would tear down dozens of local structures, including shacks and nomadic tents. The structures were built allegedly without permits on what the Israeli army has declared a military zone. The committee officials handed out a total of 35 notices, a local has told our correspondent.

Credibility: UP DOWN 0
Leave a Comment
Security Code:
10 + 3 =

Additional Reports

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinians, Burn Lands, Near Ramallah

18:00 Aug 19, 2022

al-Mughayyir (المغيّر ) and Turmus Ayya ( ترمسعيّا), 1.31 Kms

Israeli Soldiers Close Al-Mughayir Village Again

06:00 Jun 03, 2023

al-Mughayyir (المغيّر ), 1.37 Kms

Israeli Colonizers Cut 450 Trees Near Ramallah

12:00 Jul 11, 2022

Turmus Ayya (ترمسعيّا) and al-Mughayyir (المغيّر), 1.41 Kms

Seven Palestinians Detained In Hebron, Northern Plains

02:30 Oct 21, 2013

Bani Neim, Ein al-Hilwa, Nablus, 1.48 Kms

Israeli Soldiers And Colonizers, Invade Village Near Ramallah

18:00 Oct 22, 2022

al-Mughayyir ( المغيّر, al-Maghayir), 1.63 Kms