The municipal government of Beta town has condemned the procedures of the Israeli army after the local vegetable market was closed, causing huge problems for local merchants.
Abu Husien, the Deputy Mayor, told IMEMC that a massive Israeli force invaded the town on Wednesday night and, without any reason, imposed a curfew on the area. The following morning, merchants were forced to close the local vegetable market as it was regarded as a closed military area. The troops refused to discuss the problems caused by this move with Municipality representatives. Abu Hussein said that it was not the first time that the army had closed the market.
In a separate operation in the town last week, the Israeli army kidnapped Arab Al Shourfa, the Mayor of the town, during an Israeli operation aimed at abducting all those mayors belonging to the reformation and change movement, which has been linked to Hamas.