Days Of Palestine – Bethlehem
The Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday ordered the confiscation of Palestinian-owned lands in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.
Head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlement in Bethlehem Hasan Brijiyeh said that Israel has issued three orders to seize privately-owned lands in Beit Jala, Tuqu' and 'Arab al-Rashayida towns.
He explained that Israel is planning to expand the settler road (60) as well as Ma'ale Amos and Nikodim settlements.
Bethlehem district has been recently subjected to a stepped up land grab policy aimed at building new settlements or expanding existing ones on lands owned by Palestinian residents.