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Israeli soldiers attack Palestinian farmers, kick them out of their lands in south of West Bank

Israeli soldiers today attacked Palestinian farmers working on their land in Beit Ummar town, in the south of the West Bank, and forced them to leave their land, according to a local activist.

Muhammad Awad, an activist in Beit Ummar, told WAFA that soldiers fired teargas canisters at farmers harvesting the olive crops in their lands located next to the illegal Beit Ain settlement in the so-called Gosh Etzion settlement bloc that falls between Hebron and Bethlehem and forced them to leave the area after suffocating from inhaling the gas.

He said that one of the landowners, Mohammad Salibi, had an Israeli court order allowing him to fence his land to protect it from attacks by settlers, and yet every time he goes to work on his land he is attacked by either soldiers or settlers or both at the same time in an effort to get him to stay away from that land.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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