Israel Isolates Palestinian Villages after Shooting

Israeli forces closed a number of Palestinian roads in Salfit district, in the central West Bank on Sunday following a shooting incident outside an illegal settlement.

The forces closed the entrance roads leading to the villages of Bidia, Qarawat Bani Hassan, Sarta, and Mesaha. Palestinians are banned from entering and exiting the area, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency WAFA.

The move came after two Israeli settlers were killed and another was wounded after being allegedly shot by a lone wolf attacker, the Israeli army said on Sunday.

Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, committing various crimes against Palestinian civilians.

More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.

Along with stealing land, occupying Israeli forces and settlers routinely torment Palestinians in various ways, which lead way for additional attacks which are viewed as retaliation for brutal occupation by Palestinians who carry them out.

Source: Palestine Chronicle