Israeli Forces fence off road linking Palestinian village to Jerusalem

The road closure came just three days after settlers vandalized vehicles and scrawled hate-speech graffiti in the village.

Jerusalem24 – According to the Palestinian Official News Agency, WAFA, the Israeli military today on Monday, fenced off the main road linking the Palestinian village of Beit Iksa  to the city of Jerusalem.

He said that Israeli troops fenced off the road with barbed wire, preventing the residents from entering and exiting the village even on foot after the road has been closed to vehicular travel since 2006.

The road closure came just three days after settlers vandalized vehicles and scrawled hate-speech graffiti in the village.

Israel severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.

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