Israeli soldiers stationed at Al Hamra military checkpoint in the Jordan Valley detained a group of Palestinian workers on Tuesday morning and assaulted them, a Palestinian media source reported.Nimir Sawaftah, one of the attacked workers, said soldiers beat him up with their rifle buts and batons; and was moved to a local hospital as he sustained moderate wounds.

The Union of Palestinian Workers, condemned the assault on the workers and called on International human right organizations to intervene to end the ‘Israeli daily harassment’ that Palestinians who need to cross any checkpoint in the West Bank have to suffer.

There are currently around 500 Israeli checkpoint and roadblocks, some of them manned, and some not, inside the West Bank. These checkpoint make the daily travel of Palestinians to their work or school and to any other destination, a nightmare.