NABLUS, Thursday, September 24, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today sealed off a road in Asira al-Qibliya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local source.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said the Israeli forces re-closed the road, which was recently rehabilitated and paved by the town council, using concrete blocks, purportedly for being located in Area C.
He noted that the road was closed for the first time in August under the same pretext before the villagers reopened it.
The closure of the road would make it difficult for the village farmers to reach their olive groves, especially during the upcoming olive harvest season.
Israel has established Yitzhar colonial settlement, notorious for its hardcore fanatic Jewish settlers, partly on lands confiscated from the village. It has confiscated further land for the construction of Huwara checkpoint, which entrenches the separation of Nablus city from the cluster of southern villages and hinders Palestinians’ freedom of movement.