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Israel to confiscate agricultural lands near Bethlehem

Aug. 22, 2018 11:23 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 1:50 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli authorities decided, on Tuesday, to confiscate about 100 dunams (24.7 acres) of agricultural land in the Palestinian village of al-Khader, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem.

Hassan Breijeh, a representative of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Bethlehem, said that the Israeli Civil Administration has approved the confiscation of 100 dunams of agricultural land from western of al-Khader.

Breijeh added that the confiscation is part of a plan to build new settlement units to expand the illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Daniel, which is built on the lands of the village's residents.

Israel had also approved 106 new settlement units for the illegal settlement of Efrat, on Monday, between the al-Khader and Artas villages in southern Bethlehem.

Since the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 1967, between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis have moved into Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, in violation of international law.

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