Activists Set Up Tent Village near Bethlehem-Area Settlements

BETHLEHEM, July 27, 2013 (WAFA) – Palestinian and international activities set up Saturday a makeshift tent village on land between two illegal Israeli settlements inside the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, according to one of the activists.

Hasan Breijeh, from the committee against the wall and settlements in the Bethlehem area, told WAFA that a large group of activists set up what they called Canaan 5 tent village on land between the settlements of Efrat and Migdal Oz.

The village was the fifth activists had built, and Israeli soldiers have so far destroyed the last four, since they started a non-violent campaign to reclaim Palestinian land Israel has seized over the years to build its illegal settlements on.

The four other Canaan villages were built in Yatta, Beit Ummar, Halhoul and Jaba’a.

source : WAFA NEWS