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Diplomats delivering aid roughed up by Israeli soldiers

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Diplomats delivering aid roughed up by Israeli soldiers


Israeli soldiers have manhandled a group of European diplomats and seized trucks carrying tents in the West Bank.

The convoy was delivering the temporary shelter to a Bedouin community whose homes had been destroyed by the Israelis earlier this week.

The IDF say they were acting in accordance with a court order forbidding delivery of the aid.

Afer Daraghmeh, a local councillor said the IDF knew exactly what it was doing: “What happened here is Israeli policy to evacuate residents from their homes and build an Israeli settlement and military camps. This is land owned by people, they have deeds, they have been on the land for years.”

Diplomats from Britain, France, Spain, Ireland, Australia and the EU were were travelling with the aid.

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