Israeli Army Obstructs Entry to East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, September 17, 2011
(WAFA) – Israeli forces Saturday obstructed entry to East Jerusalem on checkpoints between the city and the West Bank in attempt to isolate the city and in anticipation of public demonstrations following President Mahmoud Abbas’ address to the Palestinians on Friday, according to witnesses.

Israeli soldiers restricted movement at Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem by placing cement blocks resulting in mass traffic congestion during a women demonstration in support of the Palestinian bid to gain full United Nations
membership.

Several checkpoints around Jerusalem also witnessed traffic jams and wide-range inspections of seeking to cross them into Jerusalem, obstructing Palestinian mobility and preventing them from pursuing their daily activities.

(english.wafa.ps / 17.09.2011)

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