Israeli occupation forces close agricultural roads in occupied West Bank

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine) – Israeli military bulldozers today closed off several agricultural roads to the east of Yatta town, south of Hebron city, according to local sources.

Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Popular Committees, Rateb al-Jbour, told WAFA that Israeli military bulldozers sealed off a number of agricultural roads leading to a cluster of hamlets adjacent to the settler-only bypass Road 60 as well as the road leading to Bani Na‘im town, northeast of Hebron, with earth mounds and rocks.

He added that closing the road aims at preventing Palestinian farmers from accessing their lands and seizing them in favor of colonial settlement expansion.

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.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency


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