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Israeli settlers obstruct West Bank roads

Oct. 4, 2015 9:20 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 4, 2015 9:21 P.M.)
Israeli footage appears to show Israel settlers obstructing Route 90 in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli settlers reportedly obstructed a major highway in the Jordan Valley on Sunday, denying passage to all Palestinians, while another group of settlers was reported to have obstructed a road north of Ramallah.

Hebrew-language media reported that Israeli settlers blocked Route 90 at a point near Jericho, cutting off one of the main routes between the northern and southern occupied West Bank.

The action was reportedly taken in response to recent Palestinian attacks on Israelis, including a shooting near Nablus onThursdaythat left two Israeli settlers dead, as well as a stabbing that killed another two Israelis in East Jerusalem on Saturday.

Meanwhile,Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Hallamish, also known as Neve Zuf, were also reported to have obstructed an important road in the northern Ramallah district.

Israeli news sources reported that some 250 settlers, both in cars and on foot, moved in a procession along the road in order to obstruct Palestinian traffic.

The Israeli army reportedly closed the entrances to several Palestinian villages --Nabi Saleh, Deir Nidham, and Deir Abu Mashal-- in order to allow the settlers to pass.

An Israeli army spokesperson said she had no information on the closure of Route 90, and did not have any immediate information on the incident in northern Ramallah.

Israeli reprisal attacks against Palestinians have taken place throughout occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since Thursday.

Even before the most recent outbreak of violence, however, attacks by Israelisettlers have been a regular occurrence in the occupied Palestinian territory.

According to UN figures, there have beenat least 151 attacks by settlers on Palestinian people and property since the beginning of this year.

There are more than 500,000 Israelis living in settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in contravention of international law.
Rami / Palestine
Bunch of hooligan terrorists are these settlers. Apparently the law doesn't apply to them, only to Palestinians. Look at them, they're all white Europeans. Not a single one of them is originally from here.
05/10/2015 11:29
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