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Settlers seize 200 dunums of land in Masafer Yatta

Jewish settlers on Monday evening set up a barbed wire fence on a vast tract of Palestinian-owned land in Masafer Yatta area, south of al-Khalil city in the occupied West Bank.

Anti-settlement activist Rateb al-Jabur affirmed that soldiers helped settlers to install barbed wire along a large plot of land they annexed in Umm al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta.

Jabur said that the seized area amounts to more than 200 dunums of land, belonging to the families of Hadhalin, Abu Humaid, and Awad.

He noted that there is an Israeli court verdict prohibiting the Palestinians and Israelis from carrying out any activity on that land.

He described this new annexation of Palestinian land in Masafer Yatta as part of ongoing Israeli efforts to expand its settlements in the West Bank.