Israeli occupation forces announce seizing more land west of Beit Lahm
After announcing 4,500 new illegal settlement units in the West Bank, the occupation is proceeding to seize 40 dunams of agricultural land in the village of Wadi Fukin in Beit Lahm.
On Tuesday, the Israeli occupation forces notified the confiscation of 40 dunams of agricultural land in the village of Wadi Fukin, west of Beit Lahm.
The head of the village council, Ibrahim Al-Hroub, told Wafa that "the occupation forces notified the seizure of 40 dunums planted with olive trees, 10 of which belong to the citizen Othman Al-Hroub and 30 others to the families of Sukkar and Attia."
Al-Hroub said that these dunams are located in the Abu Sayaj area, west of Wadi Fukin, and it has been forbidden to enter and reclaim them, under the pretext that they are "state property".
On May 5, the Israeli occupation authorities announced the seizure of 22,000 dunams of the lands of the town of Al-Sawahrah Al-Sharqiah and Al-Nabi Musa, south of Ariha, under the name of a "natural reserve".
The head of Al-Sawahra Lands Defense Committee, Younis Jaafar, indicated at the time that this plan is old and provides for the seizure of the lands of citizens extending from the Nabi Musa area to Khan Al-Ahmar and Al-Sawahra area east of occupied Al-Quds.
It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation approved the establishment of around 4,500 new settlement units, a few days ago, in the occupied West Bank, keeping in mind that the construction of settlements comes within the occupation’s project to seize Palestinian lands, with the aim of building settlements on the ruins of Palestinian villages and towns.