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Israeli forces deny Nablus farmers access to fields to harvest wheat
Published Saturday 24/05/2014 (updated) 26/05/2014 12:49
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Saturday morning prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their fields to harvest wheat south of Nablus in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian official said.

Ghasan Daghlas, who monitors settlement-related activities in the northern West Bank, told Ma'an that dozens of Palestinian farmers were on their way to harvest wheat in the area of Lafjan near the village of Aqraba when they were stopped.

Daghlas said that Israeli troops blocked the farmers and told them that they could not access their fields because the area had been declared a closed military zone, with no further explanation.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
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1 ) Maisie / UK
24/05/2014 23:16
Tra La, tra la - my goodness, another military zone which will suddenly become a settlement. In the mood for nostalgia: come to Israel and witness the marvelous Lebensraum, like it used to be. (perhaps with background music of Glenn Miller...) Surprising that the USG and EU don't express "concern" over the proliferation of closed military zones which soon become settlements.

2 ) Maureen / Australia
25/05/2014 08:35
Further economic war against Palestinian people by the Netanyahu gov.!

3 ) Golden Dome / USA
25/05/2014 08:45
Terrorism comes in many forms. Economic and agrarian terrorism is a tool for dispossession of Palestinians from Palestine.

4 ) Sybil / Canada
29/05/2014 10:16
Yes, barring farmers from accessing/harvesting their fields- whether wheat now or olives in fall is COMMON and systematic. Together with the cutting, burning, uprooting of old olive trees by settlers it is one of the most horrid and pervasive warfares. I simply DO NOT understand why the International community (US and EU) consider the Russia/Ukraine central but IGNORE what the Israel/Palestine abuses.
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