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Dozens of Israeli settlers renew the storming of Al-Aqsa under the protection of the occupation

Occupied al-Quds, (ST) -Dozens of Israeli settlers renewed on Wednesday the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the occupation forces.

According to Wafa news agency, 122 settlers stormed Al Aqsa from the Mughrabi Gate and carried out provocative tours in its courtyards under heavy guard from the occupation forces.
Israeli settlers carry out daily provocative incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the occupation forces in an attempt to impose a fait accompli regarding the Judaization and control of the Temple Mount.

Settlers attack people’s properties near Nablus

In Nablus, Jewish settlers today caused damage to a Palestinian-owned house located between the villages of Jalud and Qusra, to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that settlers from the illegal settlement of Esh Kodesh threw rocks at an uninhabited house owned by Tawfiq Shobaki and damaged its windows.

He said village residents confronted the settlers and forced them to leave that area, which is subject to regular attacks by the settlers.

 Man shoots dead his brother following dispute

In Hebron, a Palestinian man died today after he was shot by his brother in the town of al-Samou, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in what Palestinian police spokesman Loai Irzeqat said was a family dispute.

Ahmad Bheis, 50, was brought dead to hospital from a gunshot wound.

The police spokesman said an investigation was opened into the incident.

Israel to seize 700 dunums of land under Palestinian control in north of West Bank

On the other hand in Ramallah, Israel plans to seize 700 dunums of land under Palestinian control in the northern West Bank village of Qaryout in order to expand an illegal area settlement, according to a local activist.

Bashar Sadeq, active in the settlement resistance movement, told WAFA that the Israeli military passed out an aerial picture showing that village land that has been recognized as part of Area B, which is under Palestinian administration and Israeli security control, has been cut off in order to be used for the expansion of the illegal settlement of Eli.

He said the land in question is 700 dunums in area and that the decision would harm its Palestinian landowners, who are mainly farmers, since now they cannot enter or benefit from their land without a special army permit.

The Israeli occupation soldiers yesterday kicked out the farmers while they were harvesting their olive crops in that land and ordered them not to return to it without a military permit.

The 1993 Palestinian-Israeli Oslo agreement divided West Bank land into Area A, which is under full Palestinian rule, Area B, administered by the Palestinians but the security remained in Israel’s hands, and Area C, which is under full Israeli control and which makes up more than 60 percent of the area of the West Bank.

This is the first time since 1993 that Israel cuts off land from Area B and turns it into Area C.


Raghda Sawas