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Israel erects roadblocks, closes roads near Ramallah, Jenin

Israeli occupation forces placed concrete blocks to stop Palestinians travelling along the Bethlehem-Nablus road in the occupied West Bank. [Maan]
Israeli occupation forces place concrete blocks to stop Palestinians travelling along the Bethlehem-Nablus road in the occupied West Bank. [Maan]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday closed a road and erected military checkpoints around some Palestinian cities in the occupied West Bank.

According to Quds Press, local sources and eyewitnesses said yesterday that the Israeli occupation forces erected three military checkpoints in several locations in the city of Jenin and soldiers began inspecting Palestinian vehicles which approached.

The sources added that the Israeli occupation forces closed the Ramallah-Jalazone road without notice. Soldiers prevented Palestinian vehicles from travelling through the road. No reason was given for the measure.

The occupation army checks the identities of Palestinian citizens under the pretext of searching for wanted persons.

Israel’s ad hoc military blocks are a sources of constant worry for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank who are left unable to access their jobs and schools as a result of the road closures. Unemployment in the West Bank has reached 19 per cent with Palestinians unable to maintain jobs as the economy is destroyed by the occupation’s actions and restrictions.

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