Wednesday, Oct. 14
Latest News
  1. 16 injured in clashes in Beit Furik and Huwwarra south of Nablus
  2. Medics: Palestinian killed in Bethlehem clashes
  3. 20 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces at Gaza border fence
  4. 5 injured, 1 critically in clashes in Gaza Strip
  5. Palestinians in Gaza break, cross border fence with Israel
  6. Report: Palestinians open fire at Israeli army near Nabi Saleh
  7. Reports: Israeli police shoot Palestinian woman after alleged stabbing
  8. Palestinian man shot dead after alleged Jersualem attempted stabbing
  9. Ma'an cameraman hit with live bullet during Nablus clashes
  10. Palestinian journalist injured in hand by live fire in Shufat clashes
  11. Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attack near Damascus gate
  12. Palestinian shot dead in Shufat clashes overnight
  13. Jihad Salem Ubeid, 22, dies from Gaza demo injuries
  14. 2 killed, 19 injured as Israeli forces open fire at Gaza demo
  15. Palestinian woman shot, injured after stabbing Israeli in Afula
  16. Israeli stabs, injures 4 Palestinians in Dimona
  17. Army: Israeli moderately injured in Afula stab attack by Palestinian
  18. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Shufat refugee camp raid
  19. Clashes erupt at Bethlehem's northern entrance
  20. Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in Tel Aviv

Israel shuts major checkpoints south of Nablus

June 18, 2014 5:48 P.M. (Updated: June 19, 2014 10:34 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shut down two major checkpoints in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, cutting traffic on a major north-south artery between Nablus and Ramallah while the army continues to deploy heavily across the West Bank.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli forces shut Zaatara (Tappuah) and Huwwara checkpoints south of Nablus on Route 60, and that hundreds of vehicles were stuck at the checkpoint as of Wednesday just after noon.

Witnesses added that Israeli forces on the scene had not offered any information on the reason for the closure.

The closures affects hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, as Route 60 is the central artery connecting the northern and central West Bank.

Israel has regularly erected checkpoints and shut down major roads in the West Bank since last Thursday, when three Israeli teens went missing from the Jewish settlement of Gush Etzion near Bethlehem.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015