Saturday, Nov. 18
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces deliver evacuation notices to 300 Palestinians
  2. Israeli forces suppress Friday protests in Kafr Qaddum
  3. Jerusalem store owner demolish own shop to avoid Israeli fines
  4. Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians, husband and wife, from Hebron
  5. Israeli settlers throw rocks at Palestinian cars, injure 2
  6. Israeli forces punitively seal Palestinian village over stone throwing
  7. Israel cancels permits for Gazans to visit imprisoned relatives
  8. Israeli forces open fire on lands in southern Gaza Strip
  9. Israeli forces detain 14 Palestinians, former hunger-striking prisoner
  10. After deadly tunnel attack, Israel and Islamic Jihad exchange threats

Hebron settlers lay foundations for new school

Sept. 27, 2010 9:10 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 28, 2010 7:10 P.M.)
HEBRON (Ma’an) -- Settlers in Hebron laid the foundations for a new kindergarten at the illegal Abraham Afino outpost on Monday, witnesses said.

Locals said hundreds of settlers held a ceremony in the West Bank city to lay the corner stone for the new building, and to celebrate the government's decision to construct a road connecting the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement to the Ibrahimi mosque in the city center.

A day earlier, settlers at the Beit Romani outpost held a similar stone-laying ceremony to mark the construction of a new school near the city's main square.

Construction has resumed in settlements and outposts across the West Bank, marking the end of a 10-month partial ban on settlement expansion.

Despite demands by the US, EU, UN and Palestinian negotiators, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far refused to extend restrictions on building on occupied land which would be a Palestinian state in a peace agreement.

The issue threatens to derail negotiations, relaunched less than one month ago in Washington. President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would withdraw from talks in the absence of a settlement freeze.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017