Israeli Military Closes All Roads West of Ramallah

24 Aug
2:39 AM

According to local sources, Israeli Forces on Friday closed the main roads to all Palestinian villages west of Ramallah, and reinforced their military presence at the entrances to Ramallah and Al-Bireh.

Local sources for the Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported that the Israeli occupation forces closed the road to Ein Ayoub, and the entrance to the village of Ras Karkar.

The troops invaded Ras Karkar and raided a number of homes and businesses, and detained journalist Hisham Abu Shakra.

The raids and closures followed the death of an Israeli teenager in a colonial settlement in the area, presumably by a Palestinian perpetrator, when an explosive device detonated near her.

The Wafa News Agency reported that the Israeli forces stationed themselves at the northern entrance to the city of Ramallah, in the road leading to the village of Sarda, and stopped all vehicles and searched them.

In addition, Israeli occupation forces are stationed at the Ein Sinaia junction north of Ramallah, where they are searching all vehicles entering and leaving the governorate.

Israeli forces also invaded Beitunia village, west of Ramallah. They positioned themselves at the main roundabout in the center of the town and prevented vehicles from going back and forth.

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