The Israeli army removed on Thursday morning a military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Witnesses told local media that soldiers removed the concrete blocks and the gate of the checkpoint known to Palestinians as Al Taneep. Troops then allowed people to drive though without search or delays.

The Israeli army has around 500 military checkpoints around Palestinian major cities and in between villages in the West Bank. Those checkpoints effectively divide the West Bank into 64 separate areas.