Israeli bulldozers level Palestinian lands in Hebron village
Published Wednesday 26/03/2014 (updated) 27/03/2014 11:24
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers leveled Palestinian agricultural land in the southern West Bank village of Susiya on Wednesday, a local official said Wednesday.
Susiya Mayor Jihad Nawajaa told Ma'an that several bulldozers escorted by Israeli military vehicles leveled private Palestinian land in the Umm Nir neighborhood of the Hebron-area village.
Fruit trees were bulldozed near the illegal Israeli settlement of Susiya, Nawajaa said.
Israeli forces declared the area a closed military zone and denied farmers access to their lands.
Nawajaa added that a delegation from the British consulate general in Jerusalem was scheduled to be visiting Susiya at the time.