Monday, November 28, 2011

Israeli Bulldozers Level Areas of Qalandia to Build Separation Wall

by Alaa Ashkar - IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli military bulldozers leveled farming lands of Qalandia town to build the Apartheid wall, the Palestine Info & News Agency, WAFA, reported Sunday afternoon.

Israeli Bulldozer. Image by Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)
Israeli Bulldozer. Image by Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)

Eyewitnesses stated that two Israeli military bulldozers alongside with Israeli borders' guards have leveled farming lands belong to the townspeople of Qalandia in order to rebuild the Israeli-controlled Qalandia airport as well as expanding the settlement of Atarot.

the track of the new wall, being constructed, would separate many of villagers' homes from the same town, and it would get them apart from the outside world, the eyewitnesses added.

the Town of Qalandia lies in the North of the occupied city of Jerusalem. Moreover, an airport, called Qalandia Airport, and a refugee camp were constructed on the lands of the town.The town has a population of 1100, and it is surrounded with the Apartheid Wall from East and North. After the constructing of the wall is completed, it would separate the town from the outside world thoroughly.

the mayer of the town, Jousef Awad, said that Israeli bulldozers are leveling and destroying vast areas of the town's lands, pointing out that "The villagers have fought the Israeli soldiers and bulldozers" "We are asking for international intervention to stop the Israeli actions against the lands of the town," stated he.

he said that the lands, being leveled by Israeli bulldozers, belong to a plenty of Qalandia residents, and the area intended to be confiscated, is about 400 acres.

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