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Israel confiscates and destroys northern West Bank olive groves

Aug. 14, 2008 12:25 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 14, 2008 12:25 P.M.)
Jenin - Ma'an - Israeli military bulldozers uprooted olive trees and tilled-under agricultural land between the military camp of Salem and Rummana village at the northern tip of the West Bank on Thursday.

The lands were confiscated on Tuesday.

One of the owners of the confiscated and now destroyed land Mahmoud Taher Bushnaq said that Israeli forces issued a decision two days ago to confiscate the land and to uproot the olive trees.

"I thought that the bulldozers came to the lands to provide enough space for the troops to train and have their exercises because our land lies along the camp," Bushnaq explained.

He also said that he hoped to object to the confiscation order and bring the issue to court. "They did not give me any time," he said. "They rapidly implemented their confiscation and destruction plan."

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