A number of Israeli settlers setup mobile houses in the village of al-Khader near the southern Palestinian city of Bethlehem.Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall in al-Khader told IMEMC a group of Israeli settlers accompanied by Israeli soldiers arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday to the Batn al-Ma’asi area in the village and setup 10 mobile houses and electricity poles in a nearby location already occupied by settlers.

Salah added that settlers setup the electric poles and did some other infrastructure work an Ein al-Qassis area, where settlers have taken over control this area and setup and outpost in 2002. The Israeli military has provided security for the settlers there since then.