Jewish Settlers Raise Israeli Flag atop Mosque near Bethlehem

Jewish settlers vandalized a mosque near Bethlehem. (Photo: via Social Media)

Jewish settlers on Friday raised the Isreali flag atop a mosque in the village of Kisan, near Bethlehem, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Local activist Ahmad Ghazal said that a group of Jewish settlers sneaked their way into the southern West Bank village, vandalized the main entrance of a local mosque, and attempted to break inside, but could not do so.

The vandals, Ghazal added, ascended to the mosque roof and hoisted a flag of Israel.

Located 11 kilometers to the south of Bethlehem city, Kisan has a population of some 600 and occupies a total area of 133,330 dunams.

Israel has established three illegal settlements on lands confiscated from the village. It has confiscated further land for the construction of two settler-only by-pass roads, which extend for 16.1 kilometers on the village land.

Israel has also constructed a section of the apartheid wall, confiscating and isolating some 87,344 dunams of fertile land, pushing the villagers into a crowded enclave, a ghetto, surrounded by walls, settlements, and military installations.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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