Middle East and Surrounds

Egypt imposes curfew following deadly clashes

Egypt imposed an overnight curfew in Cairo’s central Abbasiya district on Saturday after deadly clashes between protesters and security forces consumed the area the day before.

Jewish settlers poison Palestinian grapevines

A group of Jewish settlers from Karmi Tzur settlement attacked Palestinian grapevines in Beit Ummar village, north of Al-Khalil, on Saturday.

Locals said that the settlers sprayed toxic chemicals on the grape trees that destroyed their leaves and fruit.

The locals noted that the settlers repeat their attack on the same area each year.

Settlers of Karmi Tzur are notorious for regularly attacking and damaging Palestinian farmlands in Beit Ummar village and its environs.

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