JERICHO, Thursday, March 2, 2023 (WAFA) – Hours after lifting the military checkpoints at the entrances to the city of Jericho, east of the occupied West Bank, the Israeli occupation army once again set up checkpoints this evening at almost all of the entrances to the city, thoroughly searching Palestinian vehicles entering or leaving the city.

Palestinian security sources told WAFA that at least three entrances to the city were blocked by Israeli checkpoints, where Israeli occupation soldiers are thoroughly searching all those leaving or entering the city and their vehicles, causing long delays.

Palestinians have complained that Israel is imposing collective punishment on the entire city, gravely harming it economically, particularly during the high season, considering that Jericho is a popular destination for internal and foreign tourism at this time due to its warm temperature during the winter season and the beauty of its terrain.

Occasionally, army units break into Jericho, mainly Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, as they did last night, and conduct searches.

Yesterday, a young Palestinian man was shot dead, and four brothers were arrested in an Israeli military raid on the camp. Three of the four brothers were released later.