Settlers shut down entrance to Bethlehem village

BETHLEHEM, Friday, Extremist Israeli settlers on Friday shut down the west entrance to the village of Taqou, near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, local sources said.

Dozens of settlers backed by Israeli army and police gathered at the west entrance to Taqou and banned Palestinian vehicles from entering or leaving the village.

The settlers claimed that the closure was in protest of stone attacks by Palestinian villagers against Israeli settlers’ vehicles driving at a bypass road near the village.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency