Palestinians, security forces scuffle over barrier

March 3, 2010 10:30


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

BEIT JALLA — Dozens of Palestinian protesters and their supporters have scuffled with Israeli security forces who were uprooting olive trees to extend Israel's West Bank security barrier.

The unrest took place Wednesday in Beit Jalla, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Palestinians say security forces were uprooting trees on 75 acres (30 hectares) of Palestinian farmland belonging to 35 families.

No injuries or arrests were reported. Security forces weren't immediately available for comment.

Israel began building the barrier in 2002 after a string of deadly Palestinian attacks. But Palestinians say the barrier is a land grab because it juts into the West Bank — territory they claim as part of a future state.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 22, 2018
Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist -rights groups