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Israel approves appropriation of large tract of Palestinian-owned land west of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities have approved a plan to expropriate 147 dunums

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli authorities today approved the appropriation of a large tract of Palestinian-owned land, West of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to an official.

Hassan Breijeh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, said that the Israeli authorities have approved a plan to expropriate 147 dunums (147,000 square meters) of land belonging to Nahalin and Husan villages, southwest and West of Bethlehem respectively.

According to the Israeli settlement-watch group, Peace Now, “Over the years, Israel has used a number of legal and bureaucratic procedures in order to appropriate West Bank lands, with the primary objective of establishing settlements and providing land reserves for them.”

 

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