The demolished monument to Arafat in the West Bank: an Israeli bulldozer turned it into ruins

A video released on Tuesday shows the destruction of a monument dedicated to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in Tulkarm by an Israeli bulldozer. Reuters identified the footage by analyzing the surrounding buildings, landscape and road layout. However, the exact date of the recording has not been confirmed. A Reuters witness confirmed the damage to the structures. Tulkarm, a key crossing into Israel, has been the scene of clashes between Israeli forces and local militant groups. In the West Bank, Israel has stepped up attacks on armed groups as it faces off against Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinians seek an independent state.

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