Israeli settlers raid Beita, injuries reported among Palestinians
58 Palestinians were reportedly injured in Jabal Sbeih in Beita during a provocative raid carried out by illegal Israeli settlers.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society reported that 58 Palestinians were injured in confrontations with Israeli occupation forces in Jabal Sbeih in Beita while repelling a provocative march that was carried out by illegal Israeli settlers with the participation of ministers and members of the Israeli Knesset to "deepen settlements" in the northern West Bank on Monday.
Thousands of right-wing lawmakers and settlers are marching to the illegal settlement of Evyatar in hopes the Israeli government will legalize it.— Hamdah Salhut (@hamdahsalhut) April 10, 2023
Palestinians say the outpost sits on their privately owned land in the village of Beita. pic.twitter.com/L5kQ4qJUoM
The Palestinian official in charge of the settlement file in the northern occupied West Bank, Ghassan Douglas, confirmed that thousands of Israeli settlers organized a march from the Za’tara roundabout toward the illegal “Eviatar” settlement, with the participation of at least 7 Israeli ministers and more than 20 Knesset members, including Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.
Adding insult to injury, journalists were also subjected to brutal assaults at the hands of the IOF while covering the Israeli settlers' raid.
Israeli occupation forces assaulted journalists while doing their work in the Jabal Sabih area in the town of Beita. pic.twitter.com/LPD2j1pzAW— V PALESTINE 🇵🇸 (@V_Palestine20) April 10, 2023
Concurrently, large forces of IOF were deployed in areas, crossroads, and checkpoints on the road between Ramallah and Nablus. Meanwhile, Israeli obstacles continue to constrain the freedom of movement for Palestinians living at the Za'taranand Huwara checkpoints.
It is worth noting that illegal Israeli settlers launched raids in Huwara, Nablus, violently assaulting Palestinians in February while the Israeli occupation forces were preventing ambulance crews from making it to the scene.
Palestinian child killed by IOF, hundreds of settlers storm Al-Aqsa
Earlier, 15-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Bilhan was martyred after being shot by Israeli occupation forces during their storming of the Aqabat Jaber camp in Areeha in the head and chest, as reported by the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Monday. The Israeli aggression also resulted in the injury of four Palestinians who were transferred to hospitals, and five others were arrested.
With Bilhan's martyrdom, the number of Palestinians murdered by the IOF in 2023 rose to 96, including 18 children and one woman.
In a related context, the Islamic Endowments Department in occupied Al-Quds reported that hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers stormed on Monday the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque from the side of Al-Mughrabi Gate, noting that they were under heavy protection from the Israeli occupation forces.
The incursion took place on the fifth day of the so-called Jewish "Passover" holiday.
The Palestinian Press Agency (Safa) pointed out that the occupation forces deployed their special units in Al-Aqsa courtyards and at its gates in preparation for the settlers' incursions.
"672 settlers, including former Knesset member Moshe Feiglin, stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in successive groups since morning. The settlers carried out provocative tours in its courtyards, and performed Talmudic rituals in the eastern region of the mosque protected by the occupation police," the agency reported.