Illegal Colonialist Settlers Invade Village In Bethlehem, Photograph Homes And Mosque

08 OCT
12:48 PM

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Monday, the village of Shoshahla in the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and photographed many homes, in addition to the local mosque.

Ahmad Salah, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said that invasion was carried out by a group of illegal colonists, accompanied by the head of Neve Daniel colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.

Salah added that the settlers told the residents that they intend to pave a new bypass road, which links with the main Hebron-Jerusalem road, and extends to the mountaintop where Shoshahla is located.

He added that the villagers in Shoshahla have been subject to repeated invasions and violation by the illegal colonialist settlers, who constantly try to confiscate its lands for the expansion of the colony.

(Source / 08.10.2018)

Lieberman Accuses Eight European Governments of Interfering in Israel’s Sovereign Affairs

Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused the governments of eight European countries of “flagrant interference in Israel’s sovereign affairs” following warnings of the grave consequences of the evacuation and demolition of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, southeast of Jerusalem.

“The High Court of Justice in Israel [which decided to evacuate Khan Al-Ahmar] does not need lessons in law from their countries or from the European Union as a whole,” Lieberman said in a letter sent to ambassadors of European countries in Tel Aviv, including France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Poland and Britain. A copy of the letter was received by the respective ambassadors.

The “civil administration” in the Israeli occupation authorities has warned the residents of Khan Al-Ahmar to demolish their homes voluntarily by last Tuesday before the occupation forces evacuate them with force. Palestinians fear that Lieberman’s letter is a prelude to the demolition.

The destruction of Khan Al-Ahmar area is part of an Israeli plan to build a settlement arch that will effectively separate East Jerusalem from the West Bank occupied since 1967.

Since the decision of the Israeli court to demolish the area, 112 days ago, hundreds of Palestinians have been holding a sit-in to face the occupation bulldozers that will be sent to demolish their houses.

(Source / 08.10.2018)