Settlers install Menorah engraved stone in the old city of Hebron

PNN/ Hebron/

Israeli settlers on Monday placed a stone inscribed with the Talmudic menorah on the arch of an old building in the Qazzazin market in the old city of Hebron.

Witnesses reported that settlers, under the protection of the occupation army, installed  a stone inscribed with the Talmudic menorah, at the entrance to the Qazzazin market, in the context of the Judaization operations pursued by the occupation authorities in the town.

It is noteworthy that the occupation and settlers placed a stone engraved with the Menorah in the same place previously, but the people removed it.

The city of Hebron suffers from the presence of more than fifty settlement outposts in which about 30,000 settlers reside, working to strengthen the overall grip on the city to achieve the Zionist religious project on the land of Palestine.

Citizens in the Shuhada Street area are also subjected to constant attacks by settlers who seek to displace residents from their homes and lands and turn them into outposts.

According to the “Oslo” agreement, parts of Hebron, including the Old City and the neighborhoods of Tal Rumeida and Salaymeh, and others, are under Israeli control.

This allowed the occupation to impose strict and stringent restrictions on the movement of citizens, and it established 21 permanent military checkpoints that subject citizens when crossing them to humiliating inspections.

The periodic report issued by the media office of Hamas in the West Bank noted that the occupation forces committed (1,575) violations of the rights of the Palestinian people and their land in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem during last September.

According to the report, the number of settlement activities reached (16), which varied between confiscation and leveling of lands, construction of roads, and approval of building settlement units.

The areas of Hebron, Jerusalem and Bethlehem are considered the most vulnerable to Israeli violations, with (301, 289, and 237) violations, respectively.