Israeli soldiers closed with sandhills and big rocks late Friday night, the main northern road leading to Salfit city in the central West Bank

Media sources said many army jeeps were deployed in the area before the soldiers started blocking traffic and forcing the Palestinians to leave.

They added that the army used a military bulldozer to install the sandhills to close the main road before the soldiers invaded many surrounding villages and towns in Salfit, especially Deir Istiya and Iskaka.

The Israeli bulldozers destroyed two main water pipelines in the area, and the workers of the local town council were only able to fix the damage after the army left.

Many Palestinians protested the closure of the main road and hurled stones at the soldiers who fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.