Israel besieges Nablus, MK calls for Huwara to be ‘tightly closed’ – Middle East Monitor


Israeli occupation forces imposed a total siege on the city of Nablus in the occupied northern West Bank, after attacking soldiers stationed at a checkpoint in the town of Huwara, south of the city.

On Saturday evening, the Israeli occupation forces closed all the entrances to Nablus and prohibited entry and exit from the city in order to search for the perpetrators of the attack.

The Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Member of the Israel Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, Danny Danon, said This is the “third attack in the same place in Huwara”, suggesting that until the construction of the new bypass designated for the use of illegal settlers only, the town’s shops and main roads must remain “strictly closed”.

On Saturday evening, several Palestinians were injured when Israeli forces struck several towns in Nablus Governorate.

In the town of Beita, south of Nablus, a young man suffered a broken leg after being attacked by Israeli forces, and was taken to hospital.

In the town of Huwara, south of Nablus, settlers gathered at the town’s roundabouts, protected by soldiers and tried to attack citizens and their homes.

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