Nablus allocates tractors for land near settlements

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Maan News Agency | Febr 8, 2012

NABLUS (Ma’an) — The governor of Nablus said Wednesday that his office allocated 300 tractors to be used for plowing Palestinian agricultural lands located near Israeli settlements in Nablus district.

Jibreel al-Bakri says the step is an unprecedented action aimed at helping Palestinian farmers who exert huge efforts to cultivate their lands, especially in areas close to Israeli settlements and the separation wall.

Al-Bakri highlighted that an agreement was reached with owners of 300 tractors to plough private lands for free as the Palestinian Authority will provide them with fuel for their vehicles.

Every acre of land will be plowed, added the governor. “We decided to reach these lands and reclaim them without any exceptions, especially as these areas have been declared military zones by Israeli forces.”

Ghassan Daghlas, an official in the governor’s office who volunteers to follow up with settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an that lands in more than 25 locations would be ploughed this year.

Preparations are complete, says al-Bakri, and work will start when the weather is suitable for plowing.

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