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Israeli bulldozers raze agricultural land near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, February 1, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers Wednesday razed agricultural lands in the village of al-Jab’a, southwest Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, said local sources.

Hasan Breija, coordinator of a local committee against the wall and settlements told WAFA Israeli bulldozers razed lands used for planting crops near a military check point on the eastern entrance of the village.

The land, which belongs to Khalid Naji and spans over ten dunums, was reportedly razed for the purpose of setting up an Israeli bus station.

Breija said the land owner filed an objection to the Israeli court after Israeli soldiers uprooted many olive trees.

Israeli bulldozers raze Palestinian lands on regular bases. Only last week, 500 olive trees were uprooted near the village of Kharas, Hebron, while Palestinian-owned storage rooms and two shops in East Jerusalem were demolished.

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