West Bank (The Inside Palestine)_ Dozens of Jewish settlers prevented Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands in Khillet Hassan area in Bidya town, west of Salfit, on Friday.
Local sources said that the settlers blocked the farmers while trying to reach their lands in Khirbet Hassan, on the outskirts of the village, and forced them to leave the area.
The sources pointed out that the settlers expelled the farmers under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces.
Khillet Hassan is threatened with seizure by settlers to expand settlements and establish a new one linking five settlements and several settlement outposts established on Palestinian land between Salfit and Qalqilya provinces.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center