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Settlers close major West Bank traffic artery to Palestinian traffic

JENIN, Thursday, May 05, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today blocked a major northern West Bank traffic artery to Palestinian traffic, according to local sources.

They said that a group of settlers blocked a the main road linking the city of Jenin to the city of Nablus to vehicles with Palestinian licensing plates, noting that the closed section is located close to Silat ad-Dhahr town, southwest of Jenin.

Meanwhile, settlers, under military protection, barged their way into the site of the former colonial settlement of Homesh, south of Jenin.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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.


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