Monday, Sept. 25
Latest News
  1. Israel to advance plans for 2,000 new illegal settlement units
  2. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old girl, raid female student dormitory
  3. Israeli forces detain Palestinian over 'inciting terrorism'
  4. Israeli forces seize Palestinian-owned vehicles in Tubas
  5. Israeli settlers torch olive trees south of Nablus
  6. Israeli military vehicles, bulldozers raid southern Gaza Strip
  7. Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians over the course of Rosh Hashanah
  8. Clashes erupt in Aida refugee camp following Israeli raid
  9. Israeli forces detain two 14-year-old Palestinians in Hebron
  10. Poll: Majority of Palestinian public want Abbas to resign

Israeli forces close entrance of Nablus-area village

April 19, 2017 11:55 A.M. (Updated: April 19, 2017 11:29 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces closed a main entrance to the village of Tell southwest of Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank on Wednesday, providing no explanation for the closure to locals.

An Israeli army patrol escorted military bulldozers to the southern entrance of the village, closing off the road with earth mounds.

Israeli forces had recently set up several military checkpoints at a crossroads leading to Tell from its southern side, stopping Palestinians and searching their ID cards.

An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.

Palestinian communities are routinely subjected to arbitrary road closures by Israeli military forces for purported "security reasons," an act which rights groups have denounced as amounting to collective punishment.

When actual or alleged attacks are carried out by Palestinians, these routine measures are dramatically heightened, with entire districts at times being put under military closures as Israeli forces attempt to detain Palestinians accused of carrying out attacks.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017