Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, Palestinian communities in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and conducted live fire military drills in the meadows and overlooking hills. Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Village Council ‘Aref Daraghma the soldiers, and several armored vehicles have been heavily deployed in the area, and started live fire training around Palestinian communities, while military helicopters flew overhead.

Daraghma added that the army frequently conducts training, including explosives, in Palestinian areas, largely inhabited by Bedouins, in the Northern Plains, and that the drills are gradually expanding to include more areas.

Israel illegally controls vast areas of the Northern Plains, largely after declaring them “closed military zones,” preventing the Palestinians from entering them, in addition to the repeated displacement of Bedouin tribes.

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