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Israeli forces seals off main checkpoint in northern West Bank


TUBAS, Friday, February 21, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday morning sealed off the main checkpoint of Tayaseer, east of Tubas city, in the northern West Bank.

Aref Daraghmeh, a human rights activist, said that Israeli soldiers manning the checkpoint closed it in both directions, disconnecting Tubas from the northern Jordan Valley and forcing Palestinians to look for longer routes to reach their destinations.

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 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.


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