Israeli army closes Palestinian dumpsite southeast of Nablus

Garbage dump Beita

The Israeli occupation forces on Friday afternoon closed a garbage dump in a Palestinian municipal area near Beita town, southeast of Nablus in the West Bank.

According to local sources, a crew from the Israeli army’s civil administration escorted by troops and a military bulldozer stormed the town’s eastern area and blocked the entrance to the dumpsite, which belongs to the local municipality.

Beita mayor Fouad Maali told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that the bulldozer closed the entrance to the site with mounds of dirt and dug trenches to prevent the garbage truck from dumping its load.

This Israeli arbitrary measure prompted local young men to clash with Israeli soldiers, who intensively fired tear gas grenades to disperse them.

The Israeli army had already closed the dumpsite for more than a month after they received complaints from the settlers of the illegal settlement of Itamar, which is located several kilometers from the site.

The Palestinian municipality had to reopen the site three days ago because there was no alternative.

(Source / 08.09.2018)

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