Israeli Forces Close Several Nablus-area roads, checkpoints

Israeli forces closed several checkpoints and roads in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus for several hours after which they were reopened, Palestinian liaison officials said.

Ma’an reported that Israeli soldiers closed the entrance of the town of Beita and several other roads between Beita and the village of Huwwara with dirt mounds. They also shut down the Zaatara and Huwwara checkpoints on Wednesday evening.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that the roads were closed after claiming that an Israeli settler had been injured after rocks were thrown at his vehicle near the Beita junction.

The head of the Nablus district military liaison, Amin Abu Waar, called upon Palestinians to immediately report any violations, assaults or closures to his office.

The Israeli army regularly closes off roads and checkpoints in the occupied West Bank. Rights groups have denounced this as collective punishment and an infringement of Palestinians’ right to movement.


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