IOF Shuts Down Palestinian Shops For Settlers’ Passage

Al-Khalil, 17 Muharram 1438/18 October 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed Tuesday afternoon a local market in al-Khalil and shut down the commercial shops to allow Israeli settlers’ “safe” passage to the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Israeli soldiers stormed in large numbers the local market and forced the residents to leave the area before closing all the commercial stores, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Israeli soldiers heavily fired teargas bombs at the stores’ owners, causing a number of suffocation problems among them.

The Israeli restrictions came to pave the way for dozens of settlers from different illegal settlements to celebrate their Jewish holiday in the Ibrahimi Mosque. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)