HEBRON, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today sealed off the entrance to the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, with cement blocks, according to local sources.
Forces blocked the entrance to the town of Beit Awwa using cement blocks and prevented residents from entering or leaving the town, which caused a heavy traffic jam.
Restricting movement is one of the main tools that Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation over the Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories. Israel restricts the movement of Palestinians within the Occupied Territories, between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, into Israel, and abroad. Only Palestinians are restricted in this manner, while settlers and other civilians – Israeli and foreign – are free to travel, said the Israeli information center for human rights in occupied territories, B’Tselem.
“Israeli restrictions on Palestinians’ movement impose a life of constant uncertainty, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks or make plans, and frustrates the development of a stable economy,” said the center.