One of the soil berms placed by IOF at the entrances of Al-Araqa village

Third blockade in one month: IOF seal off Al-Araqa village, announce it military zone

PNN/ Jenin/
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday dawn have sealed off the Al-Araqa village west of Jenin, northern West Bank, announcing it a closed military zone.

Local sources from the village said that intensified forces of the Israeli army have closed off the entrances and exits of the village with soil berms, preventing citizens from entering or leaving it.

The closure comes after two 15-year-old children from Al-Araqa have been killed under claims that they had weapons (an automatic rifle and a knife) and have opened fire on the soldiers.

Violent clashes have erupted this morning between Palestinian youths and IOF, who threw teargas and live ammunition towards to protesters.

This morning as well, IOF broke into Al-Am’ari refugee camp near Ramallah, causing violent clashes to break out, and leaving 28 Palestinians injured with live ammunition, rubber bullets, teargas and sound bombs.

The two children are Nihad Waked and Fuad Waked.

Only on Sunday, IOF have killed five Palestinians from Jenin, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, and critically injured a teenage girl in Hebron.

On Monday morning as well, IOF lifted a six-day-blocade of Nahhalin village west of Bethlehem, and before that, IOF held a three-day-blockade on Qabatia town also near Jenin, northern West Bank.