Clashes break out as settlers close junction south of Bethlehem

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Israeli settlers on Saturday evening, and under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces, closed off the “Gush Etzion” junction, south of Bethlehem, as part of the aggression they have carried out for several weeks now.

Local sources in the town reported that settlers gathered at the Gush Etzion Junction, waving Israeli flags, and blocking it in front of the movement of citizens’ vehicles to and from the Hebron governorate.

In a related context, clashes erupted with the occupation forces in the town of Beit Fajar, south of Bethlehem.

Media spokesman, Hamad Taqatqa reported that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the town and rained down on citizens’ homes with tear gas canisters.

He added that the occupation forces seized the CCTV recordings from the shops.

On the other hand, the Israeli occupation authorities swept today, Saturday evening, lands in Al Maasara village, south of Bethlehem.

The director of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission office in Bethlehem, Hassan Brijieh, stated that the occupation forces bulldozed the lands of Suleiman Musa Barijia near the “Migdal Oz” settlement, which lies on the lands of the town of Beit Fajjar, covering an area of ​​three dunums.

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