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Key Nablus checkpoint closed

June 27, 2011 9:41 P.M. (Updated: June 28, 2011 9:48 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma’an) – Israeli forces closed a military checkpoint south of Nablus on Monday.

The troops forced passengers to travel through the Awarta military checkpoint after a large crowd gathered, a reporter said.

Troops closed the checkpoint because settlers gathered near it and wanted to demonstrate condemning the arrest Rabbi Def Lior, a Ma'an correspondent reported from the scene.

The area was declared a closed military zone, an Israeli military spokeswoman added.
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