Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Israeli Forces Raze Land near Salfit

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
SALFIT, August 29, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday razed Palestinian-owned land in the town of Bruqin, northwest of Salfit, according to Bruqin mayor A’krima Samara.
Samara said Israeli bulldozers, protected by Israeli soldiers, began razing land in an area northwest of the town.
He added that settlers have recently intensified the razing operations in that area for the benefit of settlement expansion.
Local residents have appealed to an Israeli court in order to stop the razing of their land but the court keeps stalling in an attempt to force the residents to leave their land, thus allowing the opportunity to seize for settlement expansion, he added.
Governor of Salfit Isam Abu Bakr condemned the Israeli measures against Palestinians in Salfit, and called to stop these daily aggressions against them.