The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers escalated their illegal measures against the Palestinian people with military roadblocks in the West Bank and at border terminals leading to Gaza, and kidnapped 29 Palestinians at these roadblocks in April.Ahmad Tubassy, a lawyer and a legal researcher at the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers deliberately humiliate the residents at roadblocks, close them at will, and deliberately force the residents to wait in some cases for several hours.
Tubassy said that the Israeli army kidnapped 29 Palestinians at the roadblocks after handcuffing and blindfolding them for several hours, and then took them to unknown destinations.
He said that these roadblocks are usually installed on main roads and junctions linking different Palestinian cities and towns leading to their isolation. In these cases the roadblocks were mainly around the West Bank districts of Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem.
Despite repeated Israeli claims of easing restrictions on roadblocks in the West Bank, and claims that it has removed many roadblocks, freedom of movement of Palestinians remains severely restricted especially due to dozens of ‘flying’ roadblocks that the soldiers install and dismantle at will.