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Israel issues stop-work orders on 5 homes near Bethlehem

Oct. 10, 2012 6:47 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 2:07 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday issued orders to villagers to stop construction on their homes near Bethlehem, a local official said.

Israeli soldiers accompanied by officials from Israel's civil administration distributed the orders in Nahhalin, village council chief Osama Shakarneh told Ma'an.

Noman Fanoun, Ahmad Fanoun, Iyad Musallam, Ghaleb Najajreh, and Abdulla Safi were ordered to stop building work on their homes.

Nahhalin, west of Bethlehem, is surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements.

In an address to the UN in September, President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israeli authorities of demolishing infrastructure and restricting growth of Palestinian communities.

The Israeli restrictions are "preventing the Palestinian National Authority from implementing vital infrastructure projects and providing services to its citizens, who are also being prevented from cultivating their land and deprived of water for irrigation," Abbas told the world body.

"These illegal measures have caused great damage to our economy and impeded our development programs and private sector activity, compounding the socio-economic difficulties being endured by our people under occupation, a fact confirmed by international institutions."
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