Only a few days after Israeli soldiers concluded a military operation in Awarta village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, troops invaded the village again on Tuesday morning and imposed.The village was invaded and placed under curfew following the murder of a settler family living in the nearby Itamar settlement.
Qais Awwad, head of the Awarta village council, stated that several military jeeps invaded the village and declared curfew using megaphones.
All entrances and exits of the village were sealed by roadblocks installed by the army.
The Israeli army and security services believe that the killer is a Palestinian, likely from Awarta.
The Hamas movement and several other groups denounced the murder of the settler family and said that their policies do not allow killing children.
Some reports indicated that a Thai worker was arrested by the army on suspicion of killing the five family members; the father, the mother, two children and one infant.
The Palestinian Maan News Agency stated in a report that all Thai workers in the settlement were taken for questioning in relation to the stabbing of the
“Fogel” family in Itamar.
Different Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank signed contracts with foreign workers, mainly from Thailand and the Philippines, after the Palestinians were forbidden from working in Jewish settlements.