Israeli Siege On Hizma Continues

21 Jan
11:14 AM

The Israeli siege on Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, continued for the third consecutive day, after the soldiers installed military roadblock, and placed concrete blocks on the town’s entrances.

Media sources in Jerusalem said the soldiers are carrying out constant invasions, and violent searches of homes and property in the town.

The latest invasion came on Saturday at night, when the soldiers also fired many live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Many local youngsters hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading armored military vehicles, and jeeps.

It is worth mentioning that the army imposed a strict siege on the town as an act of illegal collective punishment, after some youngsters hurled stones at an Israeli colony’s bus, near Hizma.

In related news, dozens of soldiers accompanied a group of extremist Israeli colonists into the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, Sunday, and conducted provocative tours, before abducting a guard of the holy site.

On Sunday at dawn, the soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank governorate of Hebron, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted eight Palestinians, including two children, in addition to summoning four others for interrogation.

Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded several areas in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem, stormed and violently searched homes, before abducting three Palestinians, and summoned one for interrogation.

In the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region.

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