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Israeli settlers take over Palestinian land near Nablus

NABLUS, Monday, January 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today started working on Palestinian-owned lands in the town of Aqraba, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, in preparation for seizing it, said a local source.

Farouq Bani Jaber, a member of the Aqraba municipality council, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Gitit plowed a plot of land owned by residents to the east of the village.

He said the settlers used tractors to plow the lands under protection from the Israeli army and police. When the Palestinian landowners attempted to fend off the settlers, the soldiers intervened and detained some of them.

Bani Jaber said the landowners have documents to prove their ownership of the lands, which they plow and work on all the time, warning that the settlers want to steal the land.

K.T./T.R.

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