Israeli soldiers conduct training near homes in Masafer Yatta


Residents of Masafer Yatta must now pass signs which forbid them entry to their villages

On the morning of April 7  the 105 residents of Khirbet al Majaz, in the southern West Bank region of Masafer Yatta, were awakened by a low-flying Israeli helicopter passing over their homes at about 6AM. At 6:30 soldiers fired a half-dozen large mortar shells, which sounded like bombs going off close-by their homes. Currently 8 large Israeli tanks occupy the fields outside the village, and soldiers are firing live rifle ammunition within sight of shepherds and their sheep.
Khirbet al Majaz is one of 8 villages that lie within what Israel has designated “Firing Zone 918,” and is attempting to forcibly remove the 1000 residents of the area, about half of whom are children.


About Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine

CPT Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, non-violent grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation.
This entry was posted in FiringZone 918, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s