Hasan Breijieh, Coordinator of the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and SFP activist, was arrested this afternoon by the Israeli Army in Khirbet Al Nahleh, near Wad Rahal, Bethlehem. A group of illegal settlers had been bulldozing land belonging to Ahmed Ayesh in order to steal it, when Hasan and other activists attempted to stop them. The Army then attacked the activists and chased them across the land, arresting Hasan.
The Army regularly protects settlers committing criminal activity, instead arresting Palestinians that bravely attempt to stop them. Popular resistance leaders such as Hasan are regularly targeted by the Army with many being kidnapped and imprisoned for their resistance to the illegal occupation of their land.