Settlers attempt to storm West Bank village

Dozens of settlers last night attempted to storm the village of Mughir east of Ramallah.

Chairman of Mughir village council Faraj an-Na’san told official agencies that dozens of settlers had congregated at the entrance to the village in an attempt to storm it, noting that a large force of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) had then come to the site and dispersed the settlers.

An-Na’san added that the IOF had then placed military checkpoints at the entrances to the village, preventing residents from entering or leaving.

Meanwhile, the IOF closed the road between Ramallah and Jalzoun refugee camp north of the city for the second consecutive day, which forced citizens to find alternative routes.