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Israeli settlers set up tent as nucleus of settlement outpost near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today set up a tent on the land of Deir Jarir village, to the east of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, local sources confirmed.

They said that the settlers, under military protection, set up a tent and a water tank on the plot of land and began digging work in the area. The villagers attempted to confront the settlers, but were pushed back by Israeli soldiers.

They added that the area has been targeted for years by settlers, who let their animals graze on the villagers’ farms, causing great losses.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel’s nation-state law that passed last July stated that building and strengthening the settlements is a “national interest.”

K.T./ K.F.

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