Mayor Qais Awwad told Ynet Monday that Israel has also taken over land belonging to the West Bank village in order to expand nearby settlements.
|Aftermath of raid in Awarta (Photo: Rabbis for Human Rights)|
"The soldiers entered rooms and broke furniture, broke a washing machine belonging to the family and a refrigerator as well. The soldiers tipped over oil containers and broke closets," he said.
"Israel wants to destroy the village and expand nearby settlements," said the PA's foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki.
|Itamar and Awarta in West Bank (Photo: AP)|
Meanwhile, residents of the nearby Itamar awaited anxiously any news on the capture of the murderers responsible for killing five members of the Fogel family. The details of the case have been placed under gag order.
A neighbor of the Fogel family, Moshe Ronsky, told Ynet that he knew a little more than the rest of Itamar's residents, but that no one was bothering to apprise the others of the progress being made in the case.
Source: ynet news