TUBAS, September 17, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli army on Wednesday seized Palestinian private-owned tractors and agricultural equipment in ar-Ras al-Ahmar, a small village to the east of Tubas in northern West Bank, according to local sources.
The sources said Israeli army stormed the village in the early morning hours and ordered farmers to hand over their identity cards. The soldiers then seized their tractors and equipment and took them to a nearby military outpost.
Governor of Tubas, Rabih Khendagji, condemned the Israeli crackdown on the village and its farmers, saying it was an attempt to devastate the agricultural sector in favor of settlement expansion purposes.
A few days ago, army seized water lines and irrigation networks in the area, reported the village mayor, Bashar Bani Odeh, stressing that residents will remain steadfast in their land despite all Israeli attempts to force them to leave their land.