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Israel settlers flood Palestinian farmland with sewage

Israeli Jewish settlers flooded Palestinian farmland with sewage in Beit Amer neighbourhood on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Hebron, the Safa news agency reported yesterday.

Activist Yousef Abu-Maria told Safa that the settlers from the illegal Jewish-only settlement of Etzion channelled wastewater on to the Palestinian farmlands.

The activists also said that the wastewater flooded more than 10 dunams (0.01 square kilometres) of farmland planted with fruitful trees owned by a number of Palestinian farmers.

More farmlands are expected to be affected if the wastewater is not channelled elsewhere, he added.

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