12 June 2009

Thousands of Settlers PrepareTo Attack

Thousands of settlers to attack Palestinians near Salfit

Agencies - Dozens of Zionist military troops set up camp at the southern entrance of the illegal Ariel settlement in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of settlers who will pray at ancient shrines in the area.

Soldiers set up road barriers and blocked all but local residents from using the roads near the settlement. Vehicles were also being detained and identity cards checked in an effort to provide “security for settlers.”

Area native Amjad Na’im Abu Yaqub said he was stopped on the way home near the southern access road to Ariel. As he was detained troops told him a curfew will be impose in the nearby villages starting at ten o’clock at night.

Two months ago more than 7,000 Zionist settlers descended on the area under similar circumstances. The settlers ended up rioting in the villages, breaking glass and damaging grave sites in the village cemetery.