Army Delivers Military Order to Take Over Land near Hebron

HEBRON, December 29, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Tuesday delivered a military order to take over around 370 square-meters of Palestinian-owned land in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, according to local sources.

Mohammad Awad, who monitors settlement activities in Hebron, said the Israeli army notified Palestinians in the town about their intent to take over 370 square-meters of private Palestinian land, located along Hebron-Jerusalem road, for “military purposes”.

The land is owned by local Palestinian families Sabarneh and Alami.

Meanwhile, Israeli troops placed a seven-meter high barbed wire around the town’s cemetery and erected metal barriers along the sides of a road located adjacent to Hebron-Jerusalem road near the town, causing a traffic jam.

This came only hours after the Israeli military issued an order to take over 500 dunums of Palestinian land located near the villages of Qusra and Jurish, to the south of Nablus.