RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 20, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today afternoon sealed off the main entrances of Nabi Saleh and Aboud villages, northwest of Ramallah city, according to local sources.
The sources confirmed that Israeli forces closed the iron gates at the entrances of the two villages, preventing access to and exit from the villages and forcing passengers to take lengthy alternative detours.
The entrance of Nabi Saleh serves as the main access point to the cluster of Bani Zeid al-Gharbia villages as well as to some of Salfit-district villages.
The closure came in the wake of the killing of a teen in the nearby village of Deir Abu Mashal.
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.
Closures besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.