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Israeli forces, settlers prevent farmers from accessing lands

 

BETHLEHEM,  Sunday, April 5, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces and extremist settlers today prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in the village of Tuqu‘, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to sources.

Tayseer Abu Mfarreh, mayor of the village, told WAFA that a large military unit of Israeli forces as well as a group of extremist settlers intercepted the farmers and banned their access to their agricultureal lands.

In recent weeks, Israeli forces and settlers escalated their attacks against vulnerable Palestinian communities in the Bethlehem governorate, attacking and chasing farmers, preventing them from reaching their lands and uprooting hundreds of olive and grape trees.

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