Israeli forces, Tuesday, sealed off the Jeet junction, which connects the Nablus district to the Qalqilia district, according to local sources.

Witnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers closed the junction, restricting Palestinian movement and causing traffic jam.

Palestinians traveling from the southern and central West Bank to the northern West Bank and vice versa are forced to take alternative longer detours to reach their destinations.

The closure came as Israeli military has reinforced deployments in the occupied West Bank in anticipation of the release of the US-touted Mideast plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century.

Palestinians have slammed the deal for endorsing Israel’s longstanding policy of permanent occupation, colonialism and apartheid over them.

Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.

Closures besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.

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