Extremist Israeli settlers have erected, on Monday at dawn, a “caravan” in Battir village territories, western Bethlehem District, in the occupied West Bank.
Local sources have reported, according to Al Ray, that a group of illegal settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, have stormed the Khemar area, to the northeast of Battir, as a prelude to a new settlement outpost.
The Israeli military has deprived Palestinians citizens and landowners of reaching the area, as settlers have built a road, some days ago.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.