Fri 17 May 2024 9:20 pm - Jerusalem Time

Israel storms the Ibrahimi Mosque and raids citizens’ homes west of Yatta

On Friday evening, Israeli occupation forces stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque and prevented the Maghrib prayer from being held.

The Director General of the Hebron Endowments, Ghassan Al-Rajabi, said that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque, forced employees and citizens to leave it, prevented them from performing the sunset prayer, and detained them outside the Mosque, in order to secure its storming by “a senior official in the occupation army.”

He explained that the raid came despite the decision of the so-called “Shamgar” Israeli Committee, which was formed after one of the colonists committed a massacre against worshipers while they were performing the dawn prayer in the Haram, in February of 1994, which divided the Haram in time and space and prevented the occupation soldiers and colonialists from entering parts of the Haram. The sanctuary on Fridays.

In the same context, the Israeli occupation forces raided, this Friday evening, citizens’ homes in the “Umm Al-Amad” and “Khallet Al-Farra” areas, west of the town of Yatta, south of Hebron.

Local sources said that the occupation forces stormed, with a number of military vehicles, the areas of Umm al-Amad and Khallet al-Farra, west of Yatta, and raided a number of homes of citizens from the Abu Sabha family, searching them and tampering with their contents.

It is noteworthy that the villages of West Yatta have recently witnessed a significant escalation in the rate of attacks by settlers and occupation forces on citizens and their property, which included attacking them, raiding their homes, and assaulting them, in addition to expanding demolition operations, threatening a large number of homes, water and electricity networks, and other infrastructure, and chasing shepherds and farmers. And preventing them from accessing pastures and fields, with the aim of putting pressure on them and forcibly displacing them from those areas in favor of settlement expansion.


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Israel storms the Ibrahimi Mosque and raids citizens’ homes west of Yatta