Israeli army bulldozer uproots olive trees, level land west of Bethlehem

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An Israeli occupation army bulldozer today uprooted olive trees and leveled Palestinian land in Wadi Fukin village, west of Bethlehem, according to a local official.

Head of the Wadi Fukin village council, Ibrahim al-Hroub, said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to a 4-dunum olive grove belonging to a local family, uprooted 30 trees and leveled the grove, purportedly for being located in an area classified as “state land”.

He added that the grove owner had received a military notice three weeks ago not to reclaim his grove and to evacuate it, and two other landowners in the same area received similar notices two weeks ago.

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