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10 Injured As Police Clash with Squatters at Hawareth

Ten people were injured, four Arab women, two policemen, and two Jewish cultivators, when a squadron of police clashed with the Arab squatters on the Wadi Hawareth lands of the Jewish National Fund, according to a report in the Arab paper, the Falastin. Nineteen British police and 12 Palestinian police had been sent to remove the squatters from the land.

Despite a ruling of the land court at Tulkarem that the government was entitled to sell the 4,500 dunams of land at Wadi Hawareth to the Jewish National Fund, a handful of squatters have persistently defied court orders and remained on the land in face of liberal compensation by the Jewish National Fund. Most of the Arab tenants on the land have long since vacated.