Middle East

Israel plans to seize West Bank farmland: Army Radio

Palestinian chief negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat shows a map as he addresses journalists on January 20, 2016 in the West Bank city of Jericho during a visit to a site where Israel is moving to declare 150 hectares in the occupied West Bank as state land. The farmland is located in the Jordan Valley south of Jericho and, according to settlement watchdog Peace Now, would mark the biggest declaration since a seizure of 400 hectares in 20

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 21, 2016, on page 10.




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