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Troops Detain Ten Peace Activists In Hebron
By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies
Israeli soldiers detained on Saturday evening ten international peace activists in Al Tiwani area in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and prevented others from entering Beit Ummar Town, north of the city.
The peace activists accompanied several Palestinian farmers heading to their lands when the army attacked the activists and the farmers and detained ten internationals.
Israeli settlers escalated their attacks against the residents and their lands in the Hebron area and several parts of the occupied West Bank, while Israeli soldiers failed to stop these attacks, and instead attacked Palestinians and peace activists.
Furthermore, soldiers prevented several international activists from entering Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and claimed that the town is a closed military zone.
Soldiers also obstructed a peaceful protests against settlements and against sealing the entrances of the village.
Soldiers also attacked several worshipers near the village’s mosque and fired dozens of gas bombs at them.
The army closed the main entrance of Beit Ummar three days ago, and is preventing and vehicles from entering or leaving the town.
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