Settlers attack Palestinian farmers, fence off land near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in the town of Um Safa to the north of Ramallah, and placed barbed wire on land located in area ‘B’ and ‘C’ of the West Bank as a prelude to seize it, said a local official.

Head of Um Safa village council told WAFA settlers from the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish attacked farmers near Um Safa village and released their cows into residents’ land, destroying the crops.

Settlers further fenced off a land exceeding 150 dunums in area with barbed wires, in an apparent prelude to take over the land.

The land is located in Area B and C of the West Bank; area B is under the Palestinian Authority’s administrative control and Israel’s security control and makes up 21% of the West Bank. Area C, which makes up 61% of the West Bank, is under Israeli administrative and security control.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency