Israeli forces, on Tuesday, sealed off the main entrance of the Bethlehem governorate town of Janata with earth mounds.Security sources told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that soldiers blocked the town’s entrance with earth mounds, in the aftermath of a stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a Palestinian youth against an Israeli settler from the illegal settlement of Taqou.

Since early October 2015, Israel has intensified its security procedures across the West Bank, including Jerusalem, as tensions and violent unrest continued to engulf the area; triggered by Israel’s repeated attempts to temporally divide al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

The almost daily intensified checkpoints and repeated closures have suffocated Palestinian towns and villages; tremendous traffic jams and delays to daily livelihoods have been witnessed across the West Bank since the beginning of unrest in early October.

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