NABLUS, Monday, January 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today shut down the main traffic artery connecting the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus and the village of al-Naqoura, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers used their vehicles to block the village main entrance, close to the Shavei Shomron colonial settlement, obstructing Palestinian movement between the northern West Bank cities.
Palestinians have been using this road as an alternative after Israeli forces shut down the main road last month.
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.