NABLUS, Thursday, December 23, 2021 (WAFA) – Some 25 Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces today enforced the closure of Burqa village, north of Nablus city, according to local and medical sources.
They said that five Palestinians sustained gunshot injuries and 18 others, including journalists, suffocated from tear gas as Israeli forces attacked the residents of the northern West Bank village of Burqa protesting the closure of their village.
All of the injuries were treated at the scene.
This morning, Israeli forces sealed off the village entrances with earth mounds, disconnecting it from Jenin and Nablus cities purportedly to secure a settler rally on the nearby by-pass road.
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.