Israeli Military Drills Sweep Palestinian Lands East of Nablus

Photo: PIC

Nablus, 7 Rajab 1438/4 April-2017 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday morning carried out large-scale military maneuvers in Khirbet al-Tawil, near Nablus’s eastern town of Akreba, in the northern West Bank.

Activist Hamza al-Akrebawi said the Israeli soldiers rolled into Khirbet al-Tawil at the crack of dawn and closed off all access roads to the area, paving the way for the maneuvers, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Palestinians farmers and civilians have also been denied access into their farmlands and workplaces.

According to the activist, over 30 Israeli tanks and troop carriers have been spotted in Khirbet al-Tawil, at the same time as dozens of soldiers have been stationed near civilian homes, sparking tension in the area.

Khirbet al-Tawil, a home to 100 Palestinian civilians, has been the permanent target of Israeli military drills, which often result in heavy damage on civilian homes and on Palestinian cultivated lands.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)