IOF serves notice for demolition of village mosque*
BETHLEHEM, (PIC)-- Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday stormed the village of Ma’sara south of Bethlehem and told the inhabitants that their village mosque would be knocked down for unlicensed construction.
Spokesman of the popular anti-wall committee in Bethlehem Mohammed Brejiah said in a press release that the notice gave the inhabitants 13 days to contest the decision at the civil administration’s office in Etzion south of the city or else the demolition would take place after this period.
He pointed out that the village is the target of intensive settlement activity, noting that it witnesses weekly anti wall and anti settlement rallies.
The IOF troops earlier Tuesday destroyed five water wells south of Al-Khalil, local sources said, adding that clashes erupted between the soldiers and owners of the water wells. Soldiers beat the citizens and fired gas bombs at them, they said.