Nablus-area Road Sealed Off by Israeli Forces

February 28, 2019 6:11 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Nablus, News Report 0
28 Feb
6:11 AM

Israeli forces sealed off a road in southern Nablus City, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday.

Activist Youssef Deiriyeh told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces completely sealed off the Wadi al-Radem road, with dirt mounds, for the fifth time in a row.

Deiriyeh pointed out that the closure comes as a result to complaints of several Israeli settlers, living in the Yanoun area.

The Wadi al-Radem road serves several Palestinian agricultural roads, and leads to wide spaces that would soon be used for solar panels and substitute energy.

Palestinian communities are routinely subjected to arbitrary road closures by Israeli military forces for purported “security reasons,” an act which rights groups have denounced as amounting to collective punishment.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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