The Israelis encircles settlement Beit Dzhala

Today Israeli forces blocked Palestinian settlement Beit Dzhala in the West Bank. The Israelis are firing at the settlement with tank weapons and the day before they fired at it from helicopters with rockets. A lot of buildings, including dwelling houses, are destroyed. According to Israeli service-men, these measures were taken in response to the bombardments in Jerusalem area Gilo. According to them, the army is blocking the settlement Beit Dzhala in order to admit the fighters to its territory. “In case the bombardment of Gilo repeats, we will proceed with our actions and encircle Beit Dzhala,” - said the chief of the general staff of Israeli army Shaul Mofaz, over the air of broadcasting station “The Voice of Israel”. Meanwhile, according to observers, the Israelis will likely fail to completely encircle Beit Dzhala, because the settlement borders with Bethlehem, which is situated in the territory of Palestinian autonomy.