50 thousand settlers will desecrate the Ibarahimi Mosque 14Oct11 October 14, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  13 October 2011

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces are preparing for the protection of tens of thousands of Jewish settlers expected to head to the Ibrahimi Mosque during the Sukkot Jewish festival over the coming few days.

Israel National News said on Wednesday that the IOF deployed soldiers inside the city of al-Khalil with the aim of protecting 50 thousand Jews expected to visit the city during Sukkot festival.

The source added that as well as visiting the “Cave of the Patriarchs”, the name given to the Ibrahimi Mosque by Jews, the crowds aim to tour the city and visit the Qasaba and what they claim to be the tomb of Otni’el Ben Kenaz.

According to a military statement, hundreds of troops will be deployed in the southern West Bank city and control the traffic and pedestrian flow through the streets. Roadblocks have already been setup and military police and medical teams have also been reinforced.

The statement also said that there are fears that clashes between the settlers and the Palestinian residents of the city might take place and expect casualties in large numbers if such clashes occur.

The statement further said that the numbers expected to head to the Ibrahimi Mosque will exceed last year’s numbers by a few thousand.

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