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Occupation forces confiscate bager, prevent farmers from plowing their lands in Masafer Yatta

HEBRON, Saturday, December 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today confiscated a Palestinian-owned bager and prevented farmers from attending and plowing their lands in Masafer Yatta area, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Fouad Imour, a local Palestinian activist, told WAFA that the Israeli army confiscated a bager working on land in the village of Zwedin in Masafer Yatta, and prevented farmers from attending to their lands in preparation for the winter farming season.

Meantime, the Israeli occupation forces prevented farmers from plowing their lands in the village of al-Samra, also in Masafer Yatta, and forced them to leave their lands.

Masafer Yatta, also known sometimes as the South Hebron Hills, is a collection of nearly 19 Palestinian Bedouin hamlets relying heavily on animal husbandry and agriculture as main sources of living. Nearly 1,300 indigenous Palestinians in the area are facing an imminent risk of expulsion by the Israeli occupation authorities.

M.N./M.K.

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