A new Israeli military base set up west Nablus city
- Violation: setting up a military base
- Location: Qusra village- Nablus
- Date: December 02, 2015
- Perpetrators: the Israeli occupation army
In synchronization with the state of unrest that swept the West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation army set up on December 02, 2015 a military base west Nablus city; more specifically in the area that links the governorates of Tulkarm, Nablus Qalqiliya to each other.
It should be marked that the new base accommodates a watchtower and a post for the army troops and the Border Police. The base is surrounded by cerement wall and barbed wires.
Photo 1: the new military base
It is reported that the presence of such base in the area forms a threat on lives of Palestinians at times of traveling. Also, the new base is to create a de facto and to pin down the Israel presence in the area. Since it is founded on the once-was Jit checkpoint, the Israeli occupation is likely to re-structure the checkpoint to impose control on Nablus city again.
Nablus city witnessed a suffocating siege through checkpoints set up all around its periphery. More than 6 permanent checkpoints are founded on the lands of Nablus to limit down peoples’ movement and freedom. The checkpoints are:
- Za’tara checkpoint: it is founded on the road linking Nablus to Ramallah
- Maale Afrriam checkpoint
- Al-Hamra checkpoint
- Beit Furik checkpoint
- The newly established military base
Noteworthy, such checkpoints suffocate the city and strike its economy.
About the Israeli checkpoints set up since the beginning of Al-Aqsa intifada in 2015, please read the following reports issued by Land Research Center:
- The Israeli occupation seals off Awarta main road (Ar, Eng)
- The Israeli occupation seals off the entrance of Deir Nizam village and the Ramallah-Nablus road (Ar, Eng)
- The Israeli occupation seals off the entrance of Beit Dajan village by earth mounds (Ar, Eng)
- The Israeli occupation sets up an iron gate at Huwwara checkpoint south Nablus
- The occupation seals off the entrances of four Nablus villages
The Land Research Center