Village of Awarta Under Curfew During Israeli Settlement Expansion Ceremony
In a cornerstone-laying ceremony Sunday, hundreds of Israeli settlers gathered to commemorate the night one month ago when five members of a family, including a baby, were stabbed to death in their beds in Itamar settlement. Although no one has yet been charged with the crime, Israeli settlers blame Palestinians, on whose land Itamar is built, and marked the event by declaring an expansion of the Itamar settlement further onto Palestinian land.
While the ceremony took place, and through the night, the nearby Palestinian village of Awarta was placed under curfew – all residents were required to remain in their homes, and Israeli troops went house to house breaking down doors and ransacking homes.
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