Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clashes erupt in Beit Ummar in al-Khalil

Clashes erupt in Beit Ummar in al-Khalil
 
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Clashes erupted in the early morning hours of Wednesday between Palestinian youths on the one hand and the Israeli occupation troops on the other in the town of Beit Ummar, north of al-Khalil.
Eyewitnesses told PIC that more than seven patrols of Israeli soldiers raided the town of Beit Ummar in the early morning hours, which led to the outbreak of violent clashes, during which Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails on soldiers who responded firing tear gas and stun grenades.
The witnesses added that the Israeli soldiers broke into several houses during the raid.
The Israeli occupation forces had also notified on Tuesday the residents of an area south of al-Khalil city in the occupied West Bank of their intention to demolish "Abu Obeida Jarrah" mosque, said PIC's reporter.
He added that the mosque had opened to worshipers few days before the month of Ramadan, and that it consists of two floors built on an area up to 700 square meters.
The reporter pointed out that the Israeli occupation authorities had previously reported the confiscation of nearly two thousand dunums in the same region; because of its proximity to Hagai settlement.