Occupied Palestine(The inside Palestine)- The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) announced the imposition of a comprehensive lockdown on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under the pretext of securing the Israeli Knesset elections.
Hebrew media said on Monday that Israel will impose a hermetic closure on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on the day of the elections on 23/03/2021.
According to Israeli media sources, another closure will be imposed on the West Bank and the crossings with the Gaza Strip will be closed during the Jewish Passover holiday from Friday 26/03/2021 until midday on Saturday 03/04/2021.
In a separate development, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) closed the main road linking Beit Iksa village and Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses reported that the IOF closed the road with barbed wire and prevented citizens from moving on foot, as it has been closed to vehicles since 2006.
Beit Iksa is surrounded by the Apartheid Wall and is inhabited by nearly two thousand people. The IOA has already seized vast areas of its lands and is still coveting more.
Most of Beit Iksa’s residents live in an area estimated at 700 dunums only out of the total area of the town which is approximately 7,398 dunums.
The so-called Israeli Civil Administration controls most of Beit Iksa’s area, militarily and administratively.