Israeli settlers ‘put new homes on Beit Ummar land’

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers have set up two new homes on land owned by Palestinians in the Hebron district, a popular committee spokesman said on Tuesday.

Under the protection of Israeli soldiers, they set up two caravans on land belonging to late Beit Ummar resident Muhammad al-Zaqiq, the local spokesman Yousef Abu Maria said.

The settlement Karmi Zur is established on 600 dunams of Beit Ummar land, he added.

Also on Tuesday settlers uprooted more than 25 olive trees planted last week by solidarity campaigners in Beit Ummar, he told Pa news agency Wafa.

On Monday, settlers razed newly-planted trees in Qaryut village north of Ramallah, aided by security guards, villagers said.

( / 07.02.2012)

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