Hordes of Israeli settlers on Monday morning set the foundations for a new illegal settlement outpost in al-Sahla area, to the south of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in al-Khalil.
Head of al-Khalil rehabilitation committee, Imad Hamdan, said Israeli settlers set metal foundations on a Palestinian pitch near al-Ibrahimi Mosque, paving the way for the construction of an Jewish-only ghetto.
According to Hamdan, the Israeli project covers an area of up to 500 square meters.
Earlier, the Israeli occupation army seized parts of the pitch and turned it into a military site.
Hamdan added that the move makes part of underway attempts, by the occupation authorities and settler gangs, to crack down on the Palestinians and force them out of the area so as to facilitate the misappropriation of their land and speed up the Judaization of the occupied territories.
The al-Ibrahimi playfield is located in al-Sahla area, in al-Khalil’s Old City, in the southern occupied West Bank.
(Source / 21.11.2016)