Israeli forces raze lands near Bethlehem

Days of Palestine - Bethlehem

Israeli occupation bulldozers Wednesday morning razed lands to the east of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local settlements monitoring group.

Head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Hasan Breijieh confirmed that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer into the area of  Sh'ib al-Batta in al-Badiya ash-Sharqiya (Eastern Wilderness), adjacent to the Furedis village, where the heavy machinery razed a tract of land belonging to the Zawahra family for the purpose of settlement construction.

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He noted that al-Badiya ash-Sharqiya has been targeted with several military orders preventing farmers from reaching their farmlands, estimated at hundreds of dunams, and seizing their land.