[Tuesday, December 17, 2013] Israeli soldiers invaded the Rashayda village, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and conducted military training in the village after surrounding it, Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported.Local sources have reported that more than 30 military vehicles invaded the village after hundreds of soldiers surrounded it and started military training in its streets, causing panic and anxiety attacks amongst the residents, especially the children.
On Monday, soldiers reinstalled a military base, which was removed in the year 2000, in Rajam An-Naqa area near the village, and ordered the residents to leave their nearby homes.
In related news, Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinian bulldozers from removing the piled snow on a road leading to Khirbit Beit Iskarya village, isolated by the Gush Etzion settlement block, south of Bethlehem.
Hasan Breijiyya, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem District, has reported that the villagers have been facing very difficult conditions, imprisoned in their homes in the village, without essential supplies and aid.
Breijiyya added that the residents voiced an appeal to human rights groups to quickly intervene amidst their deteriorating conditions.