Israeli forces block entrances to West Bank village

Palestine

Published: 2018-01-26 14:41

Last Updated: 2018-01-26 14:41


Palestinians in the village of Ras Karkar and foreign activists blocking a road in protest in Ramallah, 2007 (Getty Images)
Palestinians in the village of Ras Karkar and foreign activists blocking a road in protest in Ramallah, 2007 (Getty Images)
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More than 7,000 Palestinians’ movement have been restricted in the village of Hizma, West Bank, as the entrances of the village were blocked according to the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem.

Earlier last week, the Israeli army blocked access in and out of the village reportedly in response to stone-throwing.

“Soldiers have been deployed at all entrances to the village, and physical roadblocks have been put in place barring vehicular access,” the centre said in a report issued on Thursday.

The army denied non-residents from entering the village, and men over 40 from leaving, Middle East Monitor (MEE) reported.

Meanwhile, the report described the restriction of movement imposed on about 7,000 people as a collective punishment, which is against international law.

According to the report the army closed the northern entrance to the same village for 40 days and the southern for 20 days in March and April 2017