Hundreds of Israelis visit religious site in Palestinian village
Published Thursday 05/01/2012 (updated) 06/01/2012 14:28
The shrine of Islamic Prophet Zel Kefl in Palestinian village Kifl Haris in the
Salfit governorate. (MaanImages/Khaleel Reash, File)
SALFIT (Ma'an) Israeli forces escorted hundreds of Israelis to a religious site in a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank early Thursday.
Soldiers deployed along the streets and barricaded the entrances to Kifl Haris, near Salfit, to check villagers' identity cards, locals told Ma'an.
Dozens of armored buses transferred the Israelis into the village at 12.30 a.m., where they shouted slogans against Arabs, resident Amjad Abu Yacoub said.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said "1,400 Israelis entered Joshus Binun tomb in the village, there were no disturbances."