IOF sets up checkpoints, kidnaps young men on roads in al-Khalil

Set up checkpoints

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday evening set up makeshift checkpoints in different areas of al-Khalil province in the West Bank and kidnapped several young men.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Israeli soldiers erected road barriers at the western entrance to al-Khalil city in the area known as Farsh al-Hawa, forced Palestinian citizens to leave cars, searched them and checked their IDs.

This Israeli measure caused heavy traffic jams on both sides of the road, the sources added.

The IOF also restricted the movement of Palestinian passengers and cars on Sadat al-Fahs road, south of al-Khalil, and closed the road leading to Zif village at the northern entrance to Yatta city.

Eyewitnesses reported that soldiers at a makeshift checkpoint on Sadat al-Fahs road intercepted cars for security checks and kidnapped three young passengers.

The IOF also searched citizens and cars on the road leading to the towns of Sa’ir and Ash-Shuyukh, particularly at the entrance to Beit Einun town in the east of al-Khalil.

A young man identified as Hasan Jaradat, from Sa’ir town, was rounded up at this IOF checkpoint and taken to an unknown place.

(Source / 12.11.2017)

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