An Israeli army brigade in the northern West Bank has called on Israeli settlers to join the “independence festivals”, scheduled for next Tuesday, in which the proverbial ribbon will be cut for a new housing unit to be opened in Hawara military camp, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.
Leaflets and advertisements were distributed in various settlements of the northern West Bank for this purpose.

In addition to the call for participation in entertainment events, the leaflet included the inauguration of 64 housing units in the illegal settlement of “Har Bracha”, built on Gerizim Mount, south of Nablus city.

Great tension is reported to have spread between settlers and soldiers in Yizhar settlement, after the settlers incited attacks against them. According to Al Ray, the army responded by deploying at a religious school belonging to the setters.

Al Ray further reports that the army is to open all military camps to settlers.

An army spokesperson commented: “The Israeli forces open their camps, at this time of every year, to inform the Israeli public about the operations they conduct’; the brigade is the only one which holds the responsibility of opening the new housing units.