Monday, July 22

Israeli Occupation Forces Dismantle, Confiscate Palestinians’ Tents

Ramallah, Palestine_ Israeli occupation forces today dismantled and confiscated tents for Palestinian families in a nomadic Bedouin community near the village of Taibe, to the northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources quoted by WAFA.

Fares Kaabneh, a local activist, told WAFA that a large Israeli army force raided the community, destroyed the tents and confiscated all of the belongings of the Bedouin families.

He said the tents demolished were a shelter for two families with a total of 15 members.

Kaabneh pointed out that this was not the first time Israeli occupation forces dismantle tents in the community. He noted that every time the occupation army dismantled tents there, residents would once again restructure their tents in the area.

He said the dismantling of the tents was part of a larger Israeli campaign aimed at emptying all of the Bedouin communities in the area in favour of the Israeli colonial settlement enterprise.

Meanwhile, in Gaza on Sunday Israeli occupation forces opened fire today at Palestinian farmers east of the city of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported

WAFA correspondent said that Israeli occupation forces stationed at the borderline east of the city opened fire at the farmers who were working in lands east of the aforementioned city, forcing them to leave the area.

Israeli occupation forces deliberately target farmers working in lands located at the borders north and east of the Strip, and often prevent them from accessing them to plant and plow them.

Israel does not allow Palestinians to be within 300 meters from the borders, which it unilaterally declared as a buffer zone, and often opens fire at the farmers and whoever reaches those areas.

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