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Israeli troops enter Burin to ‘confiscate’ more land

Burin is a Palestinian village near the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

Demonstration to mark International Women's Day in the West Bank village of Burin near Nablus, March 8, 2011. The banner reads, in Arabic: "The General Union of Palestinian Women marks Women's Day. No to occupation. Yes to the right of return (for refugees). Yes to unity." REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini [Reuters]

Israeli troops have used tear gas to disperse dozens of Palestinian villagers, including several schoolchildren, near the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday, according to a local official.

Israeli forces have also arrested 16 Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the army said in a Monday statement.

Burin land confiscations

Yahia Kadous, head of Burin village’s municipal council, told Anadolu news agency that Israeli forces entered the village, with a view of informing the council of an Israeli decision to confiscate a parcel of land owned by a local secondary school.

According to Kadous, however, council members refused to meet Israeli army personnel or receive any notifications.

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