Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Israel to seize land to build road for colonists

Ramallah: The Israeli military has announced that it will expropriate whatever land it needed in Bethlehem and Hebron to build a road for colonists, claiming that the move will protect them from stone throwers.

Palestinians have labelled it as a lie and a pretext to seize fertile lands and permanently rob farmers of their fertile land and their livelihood.

Israeli military Etzion Sector Commander Colonel Yaniv Alaluf held a meeting with the residents of the colony of Efrat, announcing that a new road is to be built in Gush Atzion in an attempt to protect drivers from incidents of stone hurling.

“The road construction is expected to be completed in a year,” he said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/palestinian-territories/israel-to-seize-land-to-build-road-for-colonists-1.1189778