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Israeli forces uproot dozens of olive saplings west of Bethlehem

Israeli forces uproot dozens of olive saplings west of Bethlehem
Uprooted trees in the West Bank. (File photo)

BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces this evening uprooted dozens of olive saplings and demolished an agricultural room belonging to Palestinians in the town of Battir to the west of Bethlehem, in the south of the West Bank, according to the mayor of Battir, Zaki al-Batmeh.

The mayor told WAFA correspondent that Israeli forces stormed an area to the east of the town and proceeded to raze a privately-owned Palestinian land, uprooting around 50 olive saplings.

Forces also demolished an agricultural room under the pretext of being built without an Israeli-issued permit, which is rarely given to Palestinians.

Israeli forces have recently escalated their measures against the town, including the leveling of lands, and demolition of agricultural structures and retaining walls, among others.

T.R.

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