Israel razes Palestinian land in Wadi Fuqeen to prepare for new Jewish squatters project
Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information & Analysis, writes:
The Israeli Wehrmacht on 11 June razed Palestinian-owned agricultural land in the village of Wadi Fuqeen, west of Bethlehem, to pave the way for an expansion of nearby Jewish squatter colonies, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reports.
According to the head of the village council, Ahmad Sokar, Israeli Wehrmacht troops, accompanied by bulldozers, arrived in the early morning of 11 June and razed nearly five acres of land located between the illegal Jewish squatter colonies of Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah.
The land belongs to a local resident identified as Sabri Manasra.
Mr Sokar cited Israeli media reports as saying that the latest Israeli land theft is in preparation for establishing an industrial and commercial zone between Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah at the expense of the Palestinian village.
He added that Israel intends to steal nearly 50 acres of land to create the zone for the benefit the Jewish squatters residing in the nearby colonies.
Sandwiched between the Apartheid Wall and the illegal Jewish squatter colony of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian village of Wadi Fuqeen has been the target of constant Israeli harassment, including having its farmlands flooded with sewage from Beitar Illit.
For more information about this and the other harassments endured by the village, click here.