BETHLEHEM, August 9, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Thursday announced the opening of a park built on land seized from Palestinians from the town of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem, according to a local activist.
Coordinator of the committee against the Apartheid Wall, Ahmad Salah, told WAFA that Efrat settlers announced the opening of the new park during a big ceremony.
The settles first started working on the project in 2000, taking advantage of al-Aqsa Intifada and unstable political conditions, and took over large area of land.
Salah said that they took over a well that was used to water crops and feed Solomon's Pools.
He said farmers in that area suffer heavily from the settlers’ arbitrary measures that are carried out under the protection of the Israeli army.