ISRAEL BLOCKS MOSQUE’S ESTABLISHMENT IN JORDAN VALLEY

Image: PIC
Image: PIC

Jericho, 3 Jumadil Akhir 1436/23 March 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) have issued a military order on Sunday (22/3) blocking the establishment of a mosque in the Jordan Valley.

Local and official sources reported that the Israeli Construction Authority handed over local residents of Kardala town in the Jordan Valley a notification preventing them from completing the construction of the sole mosque in the town under the pretext of being built without permit, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) had earlier stormed the town and confiscated a bulldozer used for the mentioned mosque construction, the sources added.

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Meanwhile, IOF soldiers have deployed in large numbers late Sunday evening in the evacuated military site of Sanur to the south of Jenin.

A military make-shift checkpoint was also erected at the road leading to Jaba’a town near the military camp.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli troops stormed the area while military exercises were still ongoing in the same area over the past few days.

The military site of Sanur was evacuated in 2005 along with a number of settlements in Jenin.

Also in Jenin, IOF soldiers carried out at dawn Monday a raid campaign in Araba, Markeh, and Yabad towns south of the city.

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The PIC reporter quoted local sources as stating that five military vehicles stormed Araba town at dawn today for few hours.

A 24-year-old young man was arrested during the raid after breaking into his parents’ home.

Markeh town also witnessed a similar raid and intensive deployment of Israeli soldiers who erected a make-shift checkpoint at the nearby Jenin-Nablus road. (T/P006/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)