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Israeli forces expand illegal settlements street west of Bethlehem


BETHLHEM, Sunday, June 21, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces began today expanding the settler-only street that connects two settlements in the Gush Atzion settlement bloc, built illegally on Palestinian lands in the town of Nahalin to the west of the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem, according to an official.

Mayor of Nahalin, Hani Fnoun, told WAFA the street will be expanded to two-kilometers in length and 10 meters in width, which would separate around 3000 dunums of lands, thus making it impossible for their Palestinian owners to reach.

He said that settlers have been taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak, taking over hundreds of dunums in two areas to the west of Nahalin town and planting it with forest trees.


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