Creating new perspectives since 2009

Israel forces assault Palestinian street sellers in Jerusalem

The attacks came the day before the Muslim festival of Eid

August 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

Israeli municipality staff assaulted Palestinian farmers and vendors in the streets of occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, a day before the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

Locals said that Israeli municipality staff, under armed security by Israeli forces, targeted Palestinian farmers in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem and in the Salah Al-Din Street of the city.

Sources confirmed that Israeli municipality authorities stormed the areas, issuing tickets to the farmers and vendors forcefully removing them.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces assaulted an elderly Palestinian woman and several other farmers and destroyed their crops, including grapes, apples and peaches.

Palestinians farmers in Jerusalem are subjected to assaults on a daily basis, preventing them from selling their crops in street markets.

READ: Threats against Al-Aqsa and Israel’s Judaisation policy