NABLUS, Friday, August 7, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today blocked a main traffic artery located to the south of Nablus city, said a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction in the northern West Bank, confirmed that Israeli settlers sealed off the main Huwara Road, preventing Palestinian traffic in both directions.
He cautioned against the escalation of settler attacks against the Palestinian people and property, particularly in the area extending between Ramallah and Nablus districts.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israel has established several 'bypass roads’, enabling Israeli traffic to bypass areas of Route 60 that passed through Palestinian jurisdiction.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.