Israeli forces suppress anti-settlement march in Ain al-Bayda

Mar 19,2021

Israeli occupation forces also raided Mahmoud Al-Sweiti’s house in Beit Awa town, searched it and tampered with its contents.

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Israeli occupation forces suppressed, on Friday, an anti-settlement march in the Ain al-Bayda area, which is threatened with seizure, southeast of Yatta in al-Khalil.

Local sources reported that dozens of Palestinians performed Friday prayer on the lands of Ain al-Bayda in solidarity with the owners of the lands threatened to be seized by the occupation in favor of Maon and Karmiel settlements.

After the prayer, a solidarity march began, during which the participants raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans calling for ending the policy of ethnic cleansing against the Masafer’s residents in Yatta.

Several foreign solidarity activists and peace activists in addition to dozens of citizens and owners of lands threatened with confiscation participated in the march.

Local sources said that the Israeli occupation forces soldiers and groups of settlers attacked the marchers and beat them with rifles butts.

Meanwhile, local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the area of Al-Jalada in al-Khalil, raided, and searched several shops.

Israeli occupation forces also raided Mahmoud Al-Sweiti’s house in Beit Awa town, searched it, and tampered with its contents.

In another development, the Israeli occupation forces soldiers set up a military checkpoint at the northern entrance to al-Khalil, stopped citizens' vehicles, searched them, checked their ID cards, and blocked traffic.

Activist Muhammad al-Badan said that Israeli occupation forces delivered at dawn Friday a summons to Khader al-Amor from Tuqu’ town for interrogation at the intelligence office in the Gush Ezion settlement after raiding and searching his house.

Badan indicated that the Israeli occupation forces broke into Amour’s house and seized the cellular device of his son Moataz, who was arrested three days earlier.