Activists prevent Israeli bulldozers from continuing work on settler road in Ramallah

Activist Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Activists and residents of the villages of Deir Qiddis and Nalin in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah prevented Israeli bulldozers from leveling agricultural land owned by Palestinians on Wednesday morning, according to locals.The coordinator for the Nilin resistance committee Muhammad Amirah said that the committee, along with the village’s local council and the popular committee to resist settlements and the wall, managed to stop Israeli bulldozers that had been leveling the land for the past four days in order to expand Israel’s 446 road which connects Israel’s illegal settlements to the rest of Israel.Amirah said that Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers, left the area after activists and residents staged a protest against the destruction of the agricultural lands.Israeli forces also reportedly handed out parking tickets to Palestinian journalists in an attempt to keep them from entering the area.According to locals, an Israeli settler also ran over a Palestinian teenager in the area at the time of the protest. He is reportedly in moderate condition. However, the details of the incident remained unknown as of Wednesday.An Israeli police spokesperson was not available for immediate comment.

(Source / 13.07.2016)

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