Israeli army in southern Jenin prevents farmers from entering their land 17Mar13 March 17, 2013

Palestinian Information Centre    -    16 March 2013

images_News_2013_03_16_jenin_300_0JENIN, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces prevented on Saturday morning citizens from the town of Ya’bad from entering their lands in the village of Mraiha, southwest Ya’bad, under the pretext of closing the area for military purposes.

The mayor of Ya’bad Samer Abu Bakr said in a press statement on Saturday that the occupation authorities have banned the farmer Walid Masoud Abu Bakr from entering his land, which has an area of 10 dunums, in Mraiha village southwest of Ya’bad, and informed him that the Israeli army is carrying out exercises and maneuvers in the area.

The mayor pointed out that the occupation troops have been carrying out military exercises in the Mraiha area for the tenth day, and are continuously and intensively targeting the town.

The citizen Nasser Abu Bakr told PIC’s correspondent that it became clear that the occupation authorities are seeking to confiscate more land in Ya’bad, noting that they have already confiscated 25% of the village’s agricultural land.

He noted that there are seven settlements built on Ya’abad’s lands, and that Mraiha area has been recently subjected to ongoing Israeli attacks.

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