Palestinian sources reported that clashes took place between dozens of residents and Israeli soldiers after the army placed iron barriers blocking the eastern entrance of Ya’bod village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.Local youths hurled empty bottles and stones at the army, while Israeli soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs at the protesters.

The army went on to invade the eastern entrance of the village, and conducted provocative acts, an issue that led to further clashes.

On Monday morning, the army closed the eastern entrance of Ya’bod by placing metal barriers , and prevented the residents from crossing, even on foot, an issue that forced the residents, including school students and teachers, to take an alternative much longer unpaved route.

The army said that it closed the road as an act of punishment after some youths allegedly hurled stones at them.