IOF Tightens Military Restrictions South of Nablus

Nablus, 4 Dzulhijjah 1437/6 September 2016  (MINA)  – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) tightened military restrictions in the southern villages and towns of Nablus to the north of the West Bank on Tuesday for the third consecutive day.

Israeli forces continued to close all roads linking between the southern villages in the city, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported, quoting Palestinian sources.

Awarta military checkpoint was also closed, restricting the people’s movement. On Sunday. Israeli forces closed the entrances to the southern villages as part of their collective punishment policy against Palestinians after an alleged stone-throwing attack against settlers’ cars near the area.

The South Nablus Directorate of Education has earlier warned that the Israeli collective punishment and complete closure of roads would restrict or deny students and teachers’ access to schools.

Three secondary school students were arrested last night at the hands of Israeli forces, the Directorate pointed out. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)