Occupied Hebron (QNN)- Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netnayahu Wednesday evening carried out a provocative raid to the Ibrahimi mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron amidst strict security measures against Palestinians. The visit came following a raid by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
During an election campaign at al Ibrahimi mosque, Netanyahu addressed Jewish fanatics, who have been occupying the city, and said that “we are not strangers to Hebron and we will stay here forever.”
“I am proud that my government was the first to develop the ghetto program in the city [of Hebron] to build dozens of new housing units.” He said.
Israeli forces clamped a curfew on the Palestinian neighborhoods of the old section of Hebron as hundreds of soldiers and police were deployed in preparation for Netanyahu’s raid.
Today around 800 Jewish settlers live under hefty Israeli army security in the city, while around 200,000 Palestinians live in the city in very hard conditions. Israelis have their own roads and infrastructure while the Palestinians are prevented from using it and forced to go through long series of Israeli checkpoints bypass roads to reach their houses, places of work, and schools.