Saturday, Aug. 19
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian in the chest in Gaza
  2. Egypt closes Rafah crossing after 4 day opening
  3. Israeli forces suppress weekly march in Kafr Qaddum
  4. Palestinian leadership condemns attack in Barcelona that left 13 dead
  5. Israeli forces ban Palestinian journalist from Jerusalem
  6. Israeli court suspends eviction order for Shamasna family in Jerusalem
  7. Gaza heightens security near Egyptian border following deadly attack
  8. Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian assailant's relatives
  9. Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians during overnight West Bank raids
  10. NGO: Palestinian territory facing 'worsening child protection crisis'

Israeli settlers escorted by army raid village in Salfit district

Feb. 27, 2016 8:34 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 28, 2016 10:49 A.M.)
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- A group of Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli military forces raided the village of Yasuf in the northern West Bank district of Salfit on Saturday.

The head of the Yasuf village council, Hafith Ebayya, said that a group of Israeli settlers raided the village and attempted to enter the al-Basatin area in central Yasuf.

Ebayya said that the settlers were escorted by military vehicles and soldiers, and that a military checkpoint was set up at the entrance of the village.

Clashes erupted between dozens of Palestinian youths and Israeli forces.

Israeli forces fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at youths and several farmers who were in their fields nearby.

Several youths and farmers suffered from tear gas inhalation.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an they were looking into the report.

Three quarters of Yasuf’s lands are located in Area C -- under full Israeli military and administrative control. According to a report by the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ), over the years, some 602 dunams (148.7 acres) of Yasuf land have been seized to establish settlement housing.

Several Israeli settlements are located near Yasuf, including Ariel, the fourth largest settlement in the West Bank. These settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017