Israeli troops impeded the movement of Palestinian civilians between the two cities of Jenin and Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank on Tuesday morning. Without warning, Israeli forces erected a number of checkpoints on the Jenin-Nablus main road, and the alternative road crossing through the city of Tubas and the nearby village of Ikaba.

Soldiers stationed at these checkpoints stopped Palestinian civilian cars for long periods of time, under the pretext of inspection and screening, which caused delays to university students and staff, workers and medical patients.

The West Bank has been totally closed and the Israeli army have increased the number of checkpoints in several regions since last week's celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover.