Bethlehem (QNN)- The Israeli army on Tuesday closed and fenced Jabal Fureidis perimeter in eastern Bethlehem, according to Wafa.
Head of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee in Bethlehem Hasan Breijieh said the Israeli army closed and fenced Jabal Fureidis perimeter. It also set up a gate at the entrance to the mountain, preventing Palestinians from reaching it and isolating it from the village of Beit Ta’mar in eastern Bethlehem.
The Israeli authorities have been controlling the mountain since the Israeli occupation of the West bank in 1967. It overlooks the villages of Taqqu’s and Abu Njeim to the West.
The mountain is located 13 km away from southern Jerusalem and 5 km away from Bethlehem. It is 785 meters above sea level and best known for the Herodium castle, built on its top.