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Israeli forces search vehicles at Container checkpoint, causing traffic jam

March 1, 2017 10:22 P.M. (Updated: March 1, 2017 10:22 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces conducted heightened searches of Palestinian vehicles at the Container checkpoint in the southern occupied West Bank on Wednesday evening, causing important traffic jams.

Israeli forces started suddenly stopping vehicles, searching them and checking the passengers’ ID cards for unknown reasons.

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

The Container checkpoint, located northeast of Bethlehem near the Wadi Nar canyon east of al-Sawahira al-Sharqiya village, is on the only major road open to Palestinians that connects the southern West Bank regions of Hebron and Bethlehem to the central and northern West Bank.

Although there are numerous other roads available to Jewish settlers to move between the two regions, for Palestinians the road is a crucial north-south link, and checkpoint closures can cause delays of many hours for Palestinian commuters.
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