Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Colonial Settlers Set Up New Outpost South of Occupied Bethlehem

Af.M | DOP -

Dozens of colonial Israeli settlers invaded Sunday, 1 January 2023 the occupied West Bank village of Kisan, south of Bethlehem, and set up new outposts on the village’s lands.

Local sources reported that a group of colonial Israeli settlers broke into Kisan village and set up an outpost south of Bethlehem, aiming to seize the Palestinian-owned land later.

In a related incident, Israeli settlers attack Palestinian citizens’ vehicles at the Salman Al-Farsi roundabout, south of Nablus.

Israeli settlers’ attacks have escalated recently against the Palestinian citizens’ own properties in the occuiped West Bank including attacking the Palestinian homes, sabotaging their cars, and blocking their roads. 

In 2022,  Israeli settlers carried out more than 290 attacks on Palestinians and their own property in the occupied West Bank, 230 of which caused property damage, and 60 of them caused injuries to Palestinian residents, according to United Nations reports. 

More than 650,000 colonial settlers were distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen lands of occuiped West Bank and Jerusalem. 

The West Bank and Jerusalem lands are occupied territories based on International law due to this all Israeli settlement-building activities there are illegal.