Jewish settlers burn Palestinian property, IOF damage land and detain citizens
QALQILIA, (PIC)– Jewish armed settlers wreaked havoc in the village of Ematin, Qalqilia district, in a pre dawn raid on Thursday that complemented their sabotage acts in the same village over the past two weeks.
Eyewitnesses said that the settlers from a nearby settlement burnt four vehicles in the village while people were asleep before swiftly withdrawing.
Villagers said that the vehicles were three cars and a tractor.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 12 Palestinians in various West Bank areas at an early hour on Thursday during which they searched homes and harassed civilians.
The IOF soldiers on Wednesday night bulldozed four dunums of cultivated land lots in Safa north of Beit Ummar village, Al-Khalil district.
Local sources said that the IOF troops commenced their destruction without prior notice, noting that the land was cultivated with fruitful trees.
In the Gaza Strip, the IOF troops advanced into northeast of Rafah city for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon amidst intensified firing at civilian neighborhoods.
PIC reporter said that the soldiers mounting three armored vehicles escorted bulldozers that damaged cultivated fields.
The troops stationed east of Rafah fired at citizens’ homes and IOF artillery fired at agricultural areas east of Jabalia north of the Gaza Strip inflicting material damage but no casualties.
IOF F-16 warplanes flew at low altitudes over the Strip on Wednesday and penetrated the sound barrier spreading fear among civilians especially children.