- March 22, 2008
IOA to build residential neighborhood in Efrat settlement in WB
The municipality of the Israeli Efrat settlement in the southern West Bank announced a new scheme to build a residential neighborhood in the settlement, according to Hebrew press reports.
The reports added that Efrat”s mayor Eli Mizrahi along with the settlement”s rabbi would lay down the cornerstone of 54 settlement units and a park in Efrat.
The IOA also placed four mobile houses in another settlement, south of Al-Khalil city in the southern West Bank.
In another development, Palestinian local sources reported that a large number of IOF troops and armored vehicles invaded anew at dawn Saturday the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, northern West Bank, amid intensive gun fire and bombardment, where they broke into and ransacked many houses therein.
The sources said that the invading IOF troops ransacked the houses of Mohamed Zaki Al-Tirawi and Hosni Al-Sallaj and threatened to kidnap the latter if he did not surrender himself.
The IOF troops reinforced by dozen armored vehicles also invaded amid gunfire the Dahya neighborhood west of Nablus.
The IOF troops had invaded Friday the Balata refugee camp where they kidnapped a 17-year-old girl called Montaha Al-Khatib and burnt down the house of her aunt Khitam Al-Khatib in the process.