Israeli Forces Shut Down Huwara Following Settler Attacks


Israeli occupation forces shut down the Za’tara Israeli military checkpoint and all entrances to the town of Huwara, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday, October 6.

Local Palestinian sources reported that Israeli forces closed the Za’tara checkpoint and blocked all access points to Huwara, preventing civilian vehicles from passing through.

The closure of the checkpoint and town entrances comes in the wake of heightened tensions due to the Israeli settler violence in the area.

Last night, Huwara had witnessed an attack by colonial Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, that lasted until the early hours of the morning, tragically killing a young man, Labib Al-Dumaidi, and damaging the Palestinians’ properties.


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