Monday, November 28, 2011

Qalandia Residents Gather to Stop Israel Razing Land

RAMALLAH, November 28, 2011 (WAFA) – Palestinians from the village of Qalandia, south of Ramallah, Monday gathered to stop Israeli bulldozers from razing agricultural land in the village in preparation for expanding the Apartheid Wall, said an official.

Head of Qalandia village council, Yousef Awad, speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, said the area of the land to be razed and seized is estimated at 400 dunums (1 dunum=1000 square meters), and owned by a number of village residents.

Israeli bulldozers started razing land in the village on Sunday, according to witnesses, who reported that the land will be used for expanding the Wall and the nearby Atarot settlement, adding that the Wall will separate a number of residents’ homes from their village, and will completely isolate the village from its surroundings.

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA