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May 4, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Friday May 04, 2012 01:48 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Thursday that the Israeli army handed an abandoned military base in the occupied West Bank to a nearby settlement council to be used by the settlers. The base, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was formerly used as a training center for the Army Engineering Corps; it was evacuated more than 10 years ago.

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Settlers of the so-called “South Hebron Hills Regional Council of Settlements” started remodeling the base before the army handed it to them, and even began building a concrete wall around it.

The settlers have been trying to take control over the former base since the day the army left it, and said that “they fear the Palestinians could take control over it”.

According to Haaretz, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, approved in August…

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