Israel to Seize Land near Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, June 9, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Sunday notified four residents of the village of Wadi Fukin, west of Bethlehem, of their intention to seize their land under the pretext of being a “state land”, according to one of the owners.

He told WAFA that a large military force along with a staff from the Israeli civil administration raided an area south of the village and left four notices ordering the farmers to evacuate the land and remove all crops in order to seize it.

The notices, he said, gave the farmers 45 days to file a petition against the order at Israeli courts.

Source: WAFA News