IOF soldiers raid Al-Khalil, block entry of farmer to his land

[ PIC 27/02/2012 – 05:37 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided Al-Khalil province at dawn Monday and blocked entry of a Palestinian farmer into his land in Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, on Sunday.

Security sources told Quds Press that the IOF search campaign in Al-Khalil villages started on Sunday night and lasted till dawn Monday.

They said that a Palestinian youth was wounded in Arub refugee camp when IOF soldiers fired tear gas bombs and rubber bullets on Palestinian demonstrators.

Locals said that a Palestinian home in Arub caught fire when a gas bomb exploded inside it.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers blocked entry of Yousef Allame into his five-dunum land in Beit Ummar village, claiming that the land was within “state property”.

Allame’s land is cultivated with almonds and grapes and was previously the target of attacks by Jewish settlers of a nearby settlement.

The IOF soldiers arrested a citizen and broke into two homes in the Old City of Al-Khalil earlier on Sunday.

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