Jewish settlers storm Nablus under PA-Israeli military protection

[ 22/03/2012 – 05:52 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Hundreds of Jewish settlers along with one Israeli minister stormed Thursday evening under military protection Nablus city to perform alleged religious rituals inside Joseph’s Tomb.

Local sources said that in coordination with the Palestinian authority security forces, hundreds of settlers escorted by troops were allowed to enter Nablus, which is under full Palestinian control.

Transportation minister Yisrael Katz who came along with the settlers placed at the doorstep of the Tomb a roll of Hebrew-written paper. Other senior military and political figures were also in the site.

In a separate incident, a gang of armed Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian citizens in Hammamat area of Wadi Al-Maleh in the Jordan Valley and chased their cattle.

Local sources said that armed settlers from Maskiot settlement stormed the area many times on Thursday evening and night and each time they embarked on harassing and terrifying the Palestinian villagers.

The villagers of Wadi Maleh suffer from daily attacks and raids by Maskiot settlers who steal their cattle and property, and appropriate their lands by armed force.

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