Bethlehem (QNN)- The Israeli authorities confiscated 700 dunums of agricultural land in the vicinity of Jabal Al Fureidis in eastern Bethlehem today.
Hasan Brijiyeh, member of the popular committee against the Wall and the settlements in Bethlehem, said that according to the notices that the committee received, the Israelis confiscated agricultural lands in Al Oqban area.
The Israeli army had fenced the lands and installed a gate to it four days ago before announcing that a new garden will be constructed on the targeted lands and will be called the “Herodion garden”.
The confiscated lands are owned by the families of Wahsh, Asaker, and Masa’deh.
The eastern area of Bethlehem has been recently targeted with several settlement attacks. The Israeli army continued today for the seventh day in a row to level agricultural lands in the village of Kisan to expand the illegal settlement of Ibei Nahal.