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Israeli authorities uproot trees in Bethlehem

June 27, 2013 1:16 P.M. (Updated: June 28, 2013 11:18 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities began digging up agricultural land and uprooting trees in the village of Khirbet al-Nahla in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem on Thursday.

A Ma'an reporter said bulldozers were seen razing land on a 25 dunam plot of land belonging to Mahmoud Asad.

Several trees were uprooted as well, the reporter said.

The digging is ongoing.

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