Israeli soldiers stationed at the Beit Iba checkpoint, located at the western entrance of the west bank city of Nablus, closed it on Saturday morning for over four hours.

 Troops stopped residents, not allowing them in or out of the city, claiming the presence of ‘security threats’.  This closure caused major traffic congestion as residents tried to get to jobs, education or health facilities.

 Soldiers also tried to provoke the youth by shouting verbal abuse and pushing them around, eyewitnesses reported.