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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Israel To Seize Additional Land Near Bethlehem

Maan News Agency - Israel's Civil Administration announced in the newspapers on Tuesday plans to seize some 600 dunums of lands southwest of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank.

Residents of Wadi An-Nis and Beit Ummar, locals said, could produce ownership documents for at least 400 dunums of the land.

According to an announcement made in the Arabic papers, "agricultural land will be used for an educational institution according to article 20/24 of construction law number 79 of the year 1966."

The announcement gave residents 60 days to contest the seizure in Israeli court...
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