A new illegal Israeli settlement outpost in the making in the south of the West Bank – official

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BETHLEHEM, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (WAFA) – A new illegal Israeli settlement outpost is in the making in the southern West Bank village of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, after settlers have fenced off dozens of dunums of Palestinian land and set up caravans on the usurped land, according to a local Palestinian official.

Hasan Breijieh, director of the Bethlehem office of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Ebi Hanahal, built on expropriated Kisan land, have built a fence around dozens of dunums of land located southwest of the village they had taken over in September and added four caravans to the land making the total number of caravans set up on it to eight.

The settlers have also built a road to the land and prepared it in order to expand their illegal settlement, which means taking over more Palestinian land, he said.

Breijieh said fencing off the land and setting up caravans on it is a prelude to building a settlement outpost that could later expand to become a full-fledged settlement built at the expense of the local Palestinians.

Source: The news first appeared on WAFA, along with the cover photo, captioned as: Caravans set up on usurped Palestinian land often a prelude to building an illegal Israeli settlement. (File photo)

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