Israel bans entry of Education Minister to Jerusalem village

JERUSALEM, Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday banned Minister of Education, Sabri Saydam, from entering the village of Beit Iksa to the northwest of Jerusalem.

In a press release, the Ministry of Education said Israeli forces banned Saydam and the accompanying delegation from entering the village through its main gate on the Israeli segregation barrier.

The village is part of the occupied West Bank but is located on the area de facto annexed to Israel by the Israeli segregation barrier. Therefore, anyone trying to enter the area shall pass through the Israeli checkpoint separating the village from its Palestinian surroundings in the rest of the West Bank.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency