Wednesday, March 21
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces detain 28 Palestinians during predawn raids
  2. Israeli forces raze lands, open fire on Palestinian fishermen in Gaza
  3. Israeli soldiers tear gas village as children make their way to school
  4. 20 Palestinians detained from East Jerusalem refugee camp
  5. 9 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in overnight raids
  6. Israeli forces tear gas Palestinian school in Bethlehem-area town
  7. Settlers spray racist graffiti, puncture tires in Palestinian town
  8. Israeli forces measure home of slain Palestinian for demolition
  9. Palestinian shot dead after stabbing and killing Israeli settler
  10. Israeli forces briefly detain Ma'an TV cameraman in Hebron

Israeli forces seal off Ramallah-area village

Dec. 18, 2016 10:25 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 19, 2016 3:36 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces closed all entrances to the Ramallah-area village of Abud, installing checkpoints to prevent cars from entering or leaving the Palestinian village on Sunday evening, local sources told Ma’an.

Israeli forces stationed at the checkpoints initially searched vehicles and civilians passing in and out of the village, but then they closed the roads entirely, denying anyone entry or exit.

Locals hypothesized that the road closures were in preparation of a military operation in the village after Israeli forces failed to find gunmen who opened fired at settlers’ cars in the area.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking into the reports.

Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis -- or of being affiliated with alleged Palestinian attackers -- face arbitrary punishments in the form of road closures and the sealing of entire villages, resulting in serious economic consequences and effects on mobility that rights group have labeled “collective punishment,” representing a clear violation of international law.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017