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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


Maan News Agency | Aug 13, 2012

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli bulldozers uprooted agricultural land in the Bethlehem village of al-Khader on Monday, a local committee said.

Ahmad Salah, spokesman for the local committee against the wall and settlements, told Ma’an that five dunams of private Palestinian land were leveled in al-Absiyya, near the settlement of Elazar.

Olive trees and a well belonging to Riziq Muhammad Hussein Salah were also destroyed.

Settlers led by a female leader then stole several uprooted olive trees and took them away in trucks, Salah said.

“Her name is Nadia Matar the founder of the settler group known as women in green. This group maintains that all hills in the Etzion area must be under settler control to build religious schools and parks,” he added.

Last week, Israeli forces moved part of a military checkpoint near al-Khader, witnesses said.

Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that a checkpoint…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 13/08/2012 – 09:27 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian minister of interior Fathi Hammad said the current closure of Rafah border crossing has made the humanitarian situation in Gaza worsen, especially after the Egyptian authorities destroyed the tunnels there.

In a press release on Monday, Hammad appealed to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi to take urgent action to open Rafah crossing in both directions to save the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

“We had been suffering from the injustice of Mubarak regime which was an accomplice in the blockade on Gaza through the repeated closure of the crossing, so why do we still suffer today in the era of revolutionary and democratic Egypt?” the interior minister emphasized.

In this regard, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Mahmoud Ghazlan said that his organization would never accept any measure to tighten the blockade on Gaza and stressed the need for not hastening…

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