BETHLEHEM, December 30, 2012 Israeli forces arrested a man in the south Hebron hills on Monday after ordering villagers to stop construction work on a water tank, an Italian peace group said.
Operation Dove said that Israeli forces entered al-Mufaqarah village on Monday evening and arrested a local man who refused to stop work on a village water tank.
The man, identified as Said, was beaten by soldiers and taken away, the group said.
Palestinian farmers living in the south Hebron hills complain of constant attacks by settlers living in formal settlements and a crop of illegal outposts in the area.
Israeli authorities have outlined plans to demolish and evacuate eight villages in the area to make space for a military training zone. (MA’AN/MINA).
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency