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Israel levels Bethlehem-area land for new settlement units

Aug. 4, 2018 12:06 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 4, 2018 3:02 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers leveled Palestinian lands in the Artas village in the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem on Saturday for settlement expansion.

Locals said that the level lands are located between the illegal Israeli settlements of Gush Etzion and Alon Shvot in preparation for building new settlement units in the area.

The Israeli government had approved building 170 new settlement units in the area in the coming five years.

Since the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 1967, between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis have moved into Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, in violation of international law.

The estimated 196 government recognized Israeli settlements scattered across the Palestinian territory are all considered illegal under international law.
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