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Israel imposed tight restrictions on Palestinians in Hebron to secure settler raids

July 19, 2021 at 9:26 am

A Palestinian man argues with Israeli border guards blocking a street for a procession of religious Jews on Tisha B’Av marching towards the shrine of Atnaeil Ben Kinaz in the flashpoint city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on June 18, 2021 [MOSAB SHAWER/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday imposed tight restrictions, closed Palestinian shops, and stopped Palestinians at checkpoints to secure raids by illegal Jewish settlers to an archaeological site in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Anadolu reported.

A local activist told the news wire that the Israeli occupation forces accompanied groups of Jewish settlers who arrived in the archaeological area.

Wafa news agency reported that the Israeli occupation forces closed the Bab Al-Zawyeh area in central Hebron, in addition to a road leading to Al-Shuhada Street.

According to Wafa, large numbers of Israeli forces stormed the Bab Al-Zawyeh area, forcing local Palestinian residents out of it and shop owners to close their stores to provide protection for extremist settlers’ incursions into the archaeological site to perfume Talmudic rituals.

Israeli settlers regularly carry out raids in this area under the claims of performing religious rituals despite the fact that this area is under the sovereignty of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

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