The Tel Aviv regime says it is confiscating hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in Bethlehem.
After nearly two months of fatal Israeli military aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, one would think Israel would be glad to be out of the global spotlight.
However, less than a week since the truce between Gaza and Israel, Tel Aviv has announced it is confiscating hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to use for its illegal settlement.
According to Israeli military sources, about 400 hectares of land at the settlement of Gevaot in the southern city of Bethlehem are declared as Israeli land as part of the settlement expansion projects of the Tel Aviv regime.
The international community regards all Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land as illegal. Tel Aviv’s expansionist policies have long been considered as an obstacle to the so-called peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since 1967.