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19 March 2006: Soldiers disrupt work in factory near Jenin

Israeli soldiers repeatedly go onto the land of a charcoal plant in Y'abed, Jenin District. The soldiers enter the plant and order the owner and his workers to leave and go home. The army's actions have led to severe losses for the owners from the loss of wood that burned completely while they kept away from the plant.

These losses are in addition to the business's high marketing costs resulting from the general restrictions that the army places on Palestinian movement in the West Bank, and the special restrictions in the Y'abed area that are imposed because of the town's proximity to Israeli settlements. As a result of the repeated disruptions and restrictions, the owners want to move the plant and are looking for another site.

The charcoal plant in Ya'bad. Photo: Atef Abu a-Rub, B'Tselem.
The charcoal plant in Ya'bad. Photo: Atef Abu a-Rub, B'Tselem.