RAMALLAH, Saturday, June 3, 2023 (WAFA) - The Israeli occupation forces today re-closed one of the two main entrances to Al-Mughayyer village, east of Ramallah, two days after reopening it, according to local sources.
They told WAFA that the occupation forces re-closed the western entrance to the village and prevented the movement of people through it, forcing them to take other longer and rough roads to reach their destinations.
The occupation forces closed the village’s two main entrances for 19 days before opening the western entrance on Thursday while keeping the eastern entrance closed.
It is noteworthy that the occupation forces last week handed a local resident a notice to confiscate five dunums of his land, located at the eastern entrance to the village, under the pretext of constructing a military watchtower on his land, and also handed another resident a notice to stop work and construction in an agricultural facility and a sheep pen, also in the eastern side of the village.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military closed this morning the Beit Furik military checkpoint, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and prevented people from crossing it, causing a serious traffic jam. The checkpoint is located on the only access road for the villages of Beit Furik and nearby Beit Dajan.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory, closures across the West Bank continue to disrupt the access of thousands of Palestinians to livelihoods and services, citing the Israeli army erecting earth mounds and closing the road gate in May at the entrances to Shufa village, in the Tulkarm region, and Beit Iksa village, northwest of Jerusalem, obstructing the movement of at least 1,400 Palestinians, and installing two road gates, one at the entrance of Jericho city and the other on a road leading to agricultural land in Al 'Auja community in Jericho, hampering Palestinian access in and out of Jericho city and to agricultural lands.