Israeli Military Training Causes Fire In Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

15 May
12:22 AM

Large areas of Palestinian grazing lands were burnt, Tuesday, after the Israeli army conducted military drills in the West Bank’s Northern Plains.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers carried out military training, including the use of explosives, in the al-Boqei’a ash-Sharqiya and Hamsa areas in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma, told WAFA that the military training led to burning vast areas of grazing lands used by the Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley.

He added that the locals, along with several firefighting trucks, started extinguishing the fire to prevent it from spreading to more lands.

On Sunday, the soldiers detained seven Palestinian journalists and one human rights worker, in the Northern Plains as they were documenting the army while displacing families to conduct military training.

The Israeli military drills are frequently carried out in the occupied West Bank, and the near Bedouin communities in the Negev, resulting in displacing the families in addition to the dozens of casualties, including fatalities, due to explosives dropped by the army during training.

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