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Israeli forces install checkpoint at main entrance of Salfit-area village

Feb. 16, 2017 10:00 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 16, 2017 5:18 P.M.)
SALFIT (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces installed a military checkpoint at the main entrance of a village in the central occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening, locals said.

Ahmad Shqeir, a resident of the village of al-Zawiya in the Salfit district, told Ma’an that Israeli forces were questioning residents, inspecting their IDs, and searching their cars at the checkpoint, causing traffic congestion.

A spokesperson for the Israeli army told Ma’an that they would look into the reports.

Palestinian communities are routinely subjected to 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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