RAMALLAH, Monday, June 13, 2022 (WAFA) – For the eighth consecutive day, Israeli forces Thursday sealed the main entrance of Aboud village, northeast of Ramallah, according to local sources.
They said that Israeli soldiers stationed at the military watchtower at the village entrance shut the metal gate the army had set up at the entrance, banning the movement of vehicles in and out of the village and forcing the villagers to take long alternative routes to reach their homes or workplaces.
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 55-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.
Aboud is one of the Palestinian villages, with a balanced Muslim and Christian population who live in harmony. The village is renowned for its many churches and monasteries, including the Orthodox Church dating back to the Byzantine era.