Israeli forces set up iron gate at entrance of Ramallah-district village

RAMALLAH, Thursday, Israeli forces Thursday set up an iron gate at the entrance of Deir Abu Mash’al village, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, said a municipal source.

Deputy Head of the Village Council Fawaz Barghouthy told WAFA that a huge crane, heavily protected by Israeli forces, set up the gate at the main village entrance, which connects the village to Road 465, which leads to Ramallah.

This came a day after Israeli forces installed a similar iron gate at the main entrance of the nearby Aboud village.

Israeli 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 for purported security reasons, an act widely condemned by human rights groups as amounting to collective punishment.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency