Sunday, July 23
Latest News
  1. Several Palestinians injured, 1 seriously in clashes
  2. Celebration tent turned into mourning tent after teen slain in protest
  3. PA information ministry denounces Israel's targeting of journalists
  4. Jerusalemites observe strike in mourning for slain Palestinians
  5. Israeli forces detain Palestinian from Tuqu during military raid
  6. Israel detains 6 Palestinians, suppress protests in Jerusalem
  7. Abbas suspends contacts with Israel
  8. Israeli army raids, seals hometown of Palestinian assailant
  9. At least 2 Israelis killed in settlement stabbing, assailant shot
  10. Palestinian, Israeli, foreign officials express concerns over Al-Aqsa

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.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017