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Israeli forces seal off main entrance of Salfit-district town

SALFIT, Wednesday, June 09, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today sealed off the main entrance of Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, according to local sources.

They told WAFA that that Israeli troops closed the metal gate installed at the entrance of the town, making it difficult for the villagers of the western Salfit district to commute from their villages and towns to the city and causing a traffic congestion.

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 54-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.

K.T./ K.F.

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