BETHELEHEM, September 27, 2012 (WAFA) – Jewish settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit Thursday pumped waste water coming out from the settlement into Palestinian-owned agricultural land in Wadi Fukin, a village west of Bethlehem, according to a local activist.

Head of Wadi Fukin village council, Ahmed Sokar, told WAFA that the waste water stemming from the nearby settlement of Beitar Illit, built illegally on confiscated land from the Palestinian villages of Wadi Fukin, Husan and Nahalin, flooded around 50 dunums of the southern part of the village’s agricultural land.

He added that the village’s residents repeatedly suffer from this Israeli measure that led to polluting the environment, making land unsuitable for cultivation, and warned of the danger of spreading diseases among residents.

He said they have appealed to humanitarian organizations and all concerned institutions to stop this aggressive measure and did not get any responsd.

Sokar said that Israeli settlers, protected by soldiers, are constantly harassing the village’s residents.