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Palestine: Israel digs up agricultural lands west of Bethlehem 

A view of a damaged wall in Al-Luce Village of Bethlehem in Ramallah, West Bank on 15 November 2022. [Hisham K. K. Abu Shaqra / Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday levelled agricultural lands in the Bethlehem village of Al-Walaja in the West Bank.

The head of Al-Walaja village council, Khader Al-Aaraj, said in a press statement that a large force of the occupation army stormed the Ain Jweza area in the village where it bulldozed agricultural lands and demolished stone walls across an area of four dunums (one acre).

The land belongs to Nasser Shehadeh, one of the village's Palestinian inhabitants.

The Israeli occupation has been targeting the Ain Jweza neighbourhood where it has demolished Palestinians' homes, preventing them from expanding their towns and bulldozing their agricultural lands.

READ: Israel seizes 79 acres of Palestinian land in occupied West Bank

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