The Israeli occupation army continued the strict siege on the Palestinian city of Jericho for the fourteenth, causing serious economic losses, especially since the closures and restrictions on the city have been imposed since February.
The army continues the closures on Jricho’s two northern entrances, its southern entrance near the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp and the eastern entrance, known as the Yellow Gate, near the Al-Karama Border Terminal with Jordan.
The soldiers constantly stop Palestinian vehicles, interrogate the Palestinians, and abduct many of them.
Israel’s violations and invasions in Jericho and the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley since the beginning of this year have led to the death of nine Palestinians, killed by Israeli army fire, in addition to the injury of 45 and the abduction of 137. The army is still holding the corpses of six slain Palestinians.
Since the beginning of this year, the Israeli army also demolished twelve Palestinian homes in Jericho and issued demolition orders targeting 55 homes and structures.
The Palestinian economic losses due to the Israeli siege on the historic Palestinian city of Jericho, especially during the holidays, have exceeded 342 million Shekels, especially since Jericho is a main destination for tourists and visitors from Palestine and around the world.