Palestinians lose land amid West Bank settler attacks 17Mar11 March 18, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre -  17 March 2011


Dozens of trees were rooted and clashes erupted as settlers have boosted attacks on Palestinians across the West Bank.

Dozens of Jewish settlers infiltrated the Litwana area east of Yatta town and uprooted dozens of trees owned by Rib’i family, anti-settlement activists informed the Palestinian information center (PIC).

The settlers seized other lands belonging to Salman Jibril Rib’i, Salman Salama Rib’i and Ribhi Ahmed Rib’i, the sources added.

Meanwhile, Al-Khalil man Wajdi Sultan sustained minor injuries and was taken to the local hospital after he was severely beaten by settlers from Kharasena stationed at the entrance of Al-Buwaira area east of the city.

More Jewish settlers have raided the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus city in the northern West Bank and opened fire during clashes with youth at the camp’s entrance.

Informed sources said many settlers infiltrated into Nablus city at midnight to perform religious rites at the grave of Joseph at Amman area near the Balata refugee camp, but the settlers instead infiltrated into the camp and clashed with Palestinian young men.

Israeli troopos arrived at the camp and carried out extensive searches to evacuate settlers who ran to various areas immediately upon the army’s entry.

The army withdrew from the camp at four o’clock at dawn after completing search operations.


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