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Israel takes Palestinian villagers’ land for national park

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Published: 23 February 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Palestinian villagers tilled their land so well, Israel is now confiscating it from them – Nir Hasson – Haaretz 19.02.16
The separation barrier will cut residents of Al-Walaja from their lands by the end of the year; the beauty of the terraces they cultivated for decades was used as one of the main reasons for announcing the area a national park. ’If they were to build a new settlement here, the whole world would be up in arms. But they’re making the area Israeli by means of the national park and nobody says anything.’
Read their story here

And see: Analysis/Why Palestinians despise nature reserves – Haaretz 18.12.2013
For many Palestinians 'nature reserves' means 'reserved for Israeli settlements.'


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