Clashes break out in demolished village
Published Friday 20/09/2013 (updated) 21/09/2013 16:35
TUBAS (Ma’an) -- Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers on Friday in the small village of Makhoul, a small Palestinian village demolished by Israel days earlier.
A number of Palestinians suffered tear-gas inhalation while two were hit with rubber-coated bullets, locals said.
Israel declared the area a closed military zone.
Reuters reported that Israeli forces also assaulted foreign diplomats who were attempting to deliver emergency aid to the stranded residents.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces seized tents set up by the residents.
Aref Daraghmeh, the mayor of al-Malih and al-Madarib villages, told Ma'an that Red Cross workers were still distributing tents to people when a large Israeli military force raided the site, knocked down tents and confiscated them.
Daraghmeh added that Israeli soldiers were “brutal and barbaric” in dealing with Palestinians, which led to clashes between soldiers and those who refused to abide to Israeli orders and stayed in their tents.