W. Bank cordoned, O. Jerusalem closed military zone on nakba day

[ 15/05/2011 – 10:41 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) imposed a military cordon around the West Bank for 24 hours and turned occupied Jerusalem into a closed military zone at the behest of war minister Ehud Barak.

The Hebrew radio said the cordon on the West Bank is part of the preparations made by the Israeli security apparatuses to prevent the Palestinians from commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe).

It added that about 10, 000 policemen and border guards were deployed in the places that could see confrontations during the anniversary.

Police inspector Yohanan Danino threatened to detain everyone taking part in events and marches on the nakba day.

In Jerusalem, the IOF turned the holy city into a big military barracks and isolated it from the outside world as choppers and a surveillance balloon were seen in the morning flying over the city watching the movement of Palestinian citizens.

An Israeli force from the intelligence, the police and border guards stormed last night the old city of Jerusalem and kidnapped a number of children and young men from their homes on allegation of their participation in clashes with soldiers especially near the Aqsa Mosque.

Local sources reported that the clashes with the IOF are still ongoing in many districts of the holy city and turned more violent after the killing of a Palestinian child from Silwan area.



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