Ramallah, October 4 (RHC)-- Israeli forces have attacked a Palestinian village north of the Jordan Valley for the fourth time since September, leaving some 100 residents without shelter. According to Press TV, Israeli bulldozers backed by military jeeps entered the village of Makhool in the early hours of Thursday morning and evacuated the residents before destroying the village.
The Israeli soldiers further seized two tents and confiscated all materials that had been provided to them by European Humanitarian aid agencies. One eye-witness said: "The army attacked us while we were sleeping and forced us to leave our tents before they destroyed everything. When they finished, they collected all the plastic and burned them before confiscating the iron structures."
Following the demolition, foreign diplomats visited the area and donated tents and humanitarian aid. The Israeli army forcibly removed them from the area. French diplomat Marion Fesneau-Castaing was dragged out of an aid truck by an Israeli soldier, who later confiscated the vehicle.
The attack on the foreign diplomats prompted European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities. Israel responded by blaming Palestinians, stating it was a closed military zone and the residents had no permission to live there.
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