Thursday, December 29, 2011

Israel to Take Over Palestinian Land near Bethlehem

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

BETHLEHEM, December 29, 2011 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday handed Palestinian farmers from al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, notices that they will take over their agricultural land, according to local sources.

Coordinator of the committee against the Apartheid Wall, Ahmad Salah, said one Palestinian farmer found a notice by the Israeli authority to take over two dunums of land belonging to Palestinians.

Head of the village Council, Ramzi Salah, said al-Khader is being attacked viciously by Israeli forces to steal more of its land and expel its residents.

He said the Israeli government’s decision to declare tens of dunums a closed military area to continue building the Apartheid Wall aims to take over more of the village’s land.

Salah said Israel authority intends to build a settlement between al-Khader town and Artas village, near Bethlehem.