Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint near the village of Qabatia, near the West Bank city of Jenin, detained scores of Palestinian civilians on Monday morning.
Troops stopped the residents for several hours, searched them and checked their ID cards. Both taxis and private civilian cars were stopped and searched, eyewitnesses said.
Local residents said that the army has been installing new checkpoints, both permanent and temporary, all over the Jenin district, causing people to lose their jobs, and preventing students from getting to school. Residents complained of the difficult and humiliating procedures they are forced to undergo at the checkpoints.