JENIN, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday morning sealed off Ya‘bad town, west of Jenin city, according to local sources.
They confirmed that Israeli military patrols set up barriers at the roads leading to the northern West Bank town as well as at the entrance of the neighboring Kufeirat village, preventing the residents from entering and leaving the town and forcing them to take winding dirt roads.
The soldiers stopped vehicles with Palestinian registration plates at the barriers, inspecting them and checking the identity cards of the passengers.
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.