Israeli settlers set up outpost near Hebron, a prelude to building an illegal settlement


Israeli settlers today set up a new outpost on Palestinian-owned land located adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba to the east of Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, which is usually a prelude to building a new illegal settlement, according to local sources. Local sources said dozens of settlers set up a caravan and tents on a hill belonging to a local Palestinian resident in the area, in an apparent prelude to taking over the land for the benefit of settlement expansion. Local resident Atta Jaber told WAFA settlers are trying to take over more land under the pretext of state-owned or being located in area C, under full Israeli military rule, with the intention of expanding existing settlements. Israeli army who provided settlers with protection reportedly chased after journalists and prevented them from covering the incident.