Hundreds of settlers storm ancient pools in Bethlehem

images_News_2013_03_31_settlers_300_0[1]BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– Hundreds of Jewish settlers stormed the ancient Solomon Pools located between Artas and Al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem, on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses told the PIC reporter that hundreds of settlers from Etzion settlement arrived to the site on foot under heavy Israeli military protection.

They said that the settlers arrived for swimming then offering Talmudic rituals at the site.

The eyewitnesses said that inhabitants tried to approach the 500 or more settlers to block their entry into the site but Israeli occupation forces, escorting those settlers, prevented them from doing so.

The pools, which were built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificentare, are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority according to the Oslo accords.

(Source / 31.03.2013)

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