IOF Storms Sebastia Town, Closes Beit Furik Checkpoint

Nablus, 18 Muharram 1438/19 October 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday evening clashed with local young men in Sebastia town, north of Nablus, and closed Beit Furik checkpoint, east of the city.

Eyewitnesses siad, violent clashes broke out in the town after it was stormed by a large number of Israeli troops aboard military vehicles, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

They added that several young men suffered from inhaling tear gas and received on-site medical treatment.

Sebastia town is exposed to raids almost on a daily basis by Israeli soldiers, who provocatively patrol its streets and archeological area.

In another incident, the IOF closed in the evening the checkpoint of Beit Furik, east of Nablus city, and halted the movement of vehicles and passengers for a while.

Eyewitnesses added, soldiers at the checkpoint searched Palestinian cars and citizens, and checked and photographed their IDs.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)