TULKARM, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday night blocked major checkpoints in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm, according to witnesses.
They confirmed that the Israeli soldiers closed the permanently-staffed Shufa checkpoint, which was installed in 2016 between the villages of ‘Izbat Shufah and Shufah on Route 5615 that runs from southern Tulkarm to Nablus.
The soldiers also sealed off the permanently-staffed al-Kafriyat checkpoint, also known as Jubara checkpoint, south of the district, which is located on the section of Israel’s apartheid and segregation wall and closed to Palestinians with the exception of farmers with entry permits to the seam zone.
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.