Israeli army troops stationed at Beit Iba military checkpoint west of the West Bank city of Nablus did not allow anyone to pass in our out on Saturday morning.

This is the sscond day inb a row that army closes the checkpoint.  Trrops also chased ersidents who attempted top by-pass the military post, and shot live rounds at them, local sources reported.

Also soldiers erected another military checkpoint at the main road between the village and the nearby city of Qalqilia and prevented residents to use the road, the sources added.

The army did not explain the reason behind closing the roads.