Occupation army shut down entrance of Burqa


The Israeli occupation army tonight shut down the main entrance to the village of Burqa in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus, denying access of Palestinian vehicles, according to witnesses. Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that the Israeli occupation army shut down the entrance to the village following clashes with Palestinian protesters in the area. As a result of the closure, vehicles were forced to use longer alternative routes. Over the past month, the village has been a frequent target of daily attacks by Israeli settlers from the neighboring settlement of Shavei Shomron. Most of these attacks by Israeli settlers, which included arsons and pelting stones on homes, occurred under the protection of the Israeli occupation army.