Israeli forces today sealed off the eastern entrance of ‘Ein Yabrud town, northeast of Ramallah, according to local sources.
They confirmed that the soldiers closed the metal gate installed at the town entrance, causing a traffic jam and obstructing Palestinians’ free movement to and out of Ramallah city.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.
Closures besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.