Archive - Apr 5, 2011

AT-TUWANI: Soldiers prevent At-Tuwani residents from vigiling for recent stabbing victim

Villagers from At-Tuwani attempted to erect a small tent in honor of Awad on village land near the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma'on, but Israeli soldiers \prevented them from doing so by declaring the area a closed military zone.  Soldiers ordered Palestinians and internationals out of the area, and forced shepherds who were grazing sheep and goats to leave.  Women and children of the village then occupied the area for several hours in defiance of the order to leave.