Israeli police check the ID's and work permits of Palestinian workers heading back to their homes in the occupied West Bank. Nov. 11, 2014.

Israel removes all Arab workers from Gush Etzion settlement

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Etzion Brigade Commander Colonel Roman Gofman on Monday issued an order to remove immediately all Arab workers from the Gush Etzion settlement, including from stores and businesses, The Jewish Press said. 

IOF claimed that the order came to halt Palestinian stabbing operatives.

On Monday morning, an Israeli settler was stabbed and sustained moderate injuries, while the alleged attacker, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded.

On Sunday as well, an unknown attacker has stabbed an Israeli woman in her house in the illegal settlement of Otneil, causing her immediate death. IOF claim that the suspect is Palestinian.

Both stabbings took place in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

This is not the first time the IOF has carried out such orders against Palestinian workers.

Following the Duma arson attack that killed three of the Dawabsheh family, IOF  banned some workers from entering specific Israeli-occupied areas to avoid “revenge.”

Since the start of October, some 162 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, under the pretext of stabbing operatives or alleged attempts. At least 30 of the victims were children and seven of them were women.

Some 27 settlers and soldiers have been injured is such attacks.

The uprising came after the burning alive of the Dawabsheh Family in July 31, and the repetitive Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa mosque, in addition to the continuous apartheid policies against Palestinians which include movement restrictions, home demolitions, administrative detentions and more.