Israel Evicts Tent Village Neighborhood, Arrests Four Activists

RAMALLAH, March 24, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli forces at dawn Sunday arrested a number of activists at Ahfad Younis neighborhood in Bab al-Shams tent village, after raiding the area and evicting the tents by force, said an activist.

Abdullah Abu Rahmi told WAFA that the soldiers arrested four activists, including lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti and activist Muhammad al-Khatib among others.

Abu Rahmi reported that one activist was arrested and kept in custody for interrogation on allegedly assaulting a soldier.

Fatah movement spokesperson said that “the eviction of Ahfad Younis neighborhood will not be the last battle, but will open the door of freedom and independence.”

Palestinian and foreign activists set up Ahfad Younis neighborhood five days on the ruins of Bab al-Shams tent village to protest the illegal confiscation plan of E1, which is expected, if implemented, to cut the West Bank in half, terminating the two-state solution.

They held seminars on International law and witnessed the marriage of a young man from Jenin and a young woman from Hebron in the neighborhood.

Source: WAFA News