Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land, Uproot Trees near Hebron

HEBRON, May 8, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers Tuesday razed agricultural land and uprooted hundreds of olive and fruit trees in Beit Ola, a town northwest of Hebron, according to local sources.
They said Israeli forces accompanied two bulldozers and members of the Israeli civil administration, the arm of the Israeli military government in the West Bank, razed around 18 dunums of private Palestinian agricultural land, uprooted hundreds of olive trees and destroyed retaining walls.
One of the land owners, Fayez al-Amleh, said Israeli forces earlier destroyed a water reservoir and handed him an eviction notice from his land under the pretext it was state property, adding that an Israeli court will later look into the property ownership case.WAFA - Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land, Uproot Trees near Hebron