Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Israel to Seize Land near Bethlehem

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
 BETHELEHEM, September 19, 2012 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Wednesday informed two Palestinian farmers from Wadi Fukin, a village west of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, of its intention to take over about 60 dunums of their land, according to a local activist.

Head of Wadi Fukin village council, Ahmed sokar, told WAFA that the two Palestinians found notices on their land informing them of their decision to seize their agricultural land.

The notices, he said, gave the farmers 45 days to file a petition against the order at Israeli courts.

He said Israeli authorities have seized around 200 dunums of the village's land since the beginning of 2012.