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Concern rises over takeover of hundreds of dunums of West Bank village land as Israelis survey the area

BETHLEHEM, Thursday, February 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Concern was high today in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, when Israelis started surveying lands east of the village, according to the head of the village council Ahmad Ghazal.

He told WAFA that a crew of Israeli surveyors inspected the land estimated at 500 dunums and located near the illegal settlement of Abie Hanahal in order to take it over and build a new settlement outpost on it.

He said the targeted area is considered the only pastures used by the shepherds and livestock farmers in Kisan and therefore taking it over will hurt them drastically.

Israelis from the antiquities authority came to the same land three days ago and carried out excavation, which raised serious concern that the takeover of the land is imminent.

M.K.

 

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