On this day in 1976, the Israeli security forces killed six Palestinians and injured more than hundred.
According to the director of the Bethlehem Office of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, Hassan Brijeh, large portions of the land which is privately owned by Palestinians near Bethlehem are targeted for confiscation
The demolition has left close to 80 Palestinians from the Bedouin herding-farming community displaced and homeless. 41 among them are children, according to the United Nations
Israel had earlier announced the construction of nearly 5,000 new illegal homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank. According to settlement watchdog Peace Now, this makes the total number of houses approved this year at over 12,000
A new national unity government in Israel, headed by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank with US support