Israeli troops stationed at the gate of the Israeli wall surrounding the village of Qarawit Bani Hassan , near the West Bank city of Salfit, closed the gate on Thursday not allowing anyone in or out of the village.

This gate is also used by villagers from the nearby villages of Bidia, Bani Hassan and Dier Balout, near Salfit, closing this gate means the imprisonment of more than three thousand neighboring residents and cutting them off from health and public services in the city.