The Occupation Installed military gates in Sa’ir and Halhul towns/ north Hebron

The Occupation Installed military gates in Sa’ir and Halhul towns/ north Hebron


  • Violation: installing military gates.
  • Dates: May 2021.
  • Location: Sa’ir and Halhul towns / Hebron Governorate.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Forces.
  • Victims: People of Sa’ir and Halhul.


The Israeli Occupation forces installed military gates on the entrances of Sa’ir and Halhul , in order to impose additional closures and prohibit citizens movement at these areas.

In May 16th 2021, the occupation forces sat up military gates on 3 locations between Sa’ir and Halhul , at the following location:

  • On the western entrance of Sa’ir town that connects Hebron – Jerusalem (the so called bypass 60), a metal gate along with cement blocks were installed.

Photo 1 : The gate sat up on Sa’ir village entrance

  • A military gate was installed on Halhul entrance (An-Nabi Younis Junction) , which also leads to Hebron – Jerusalem road (bypass 60), the gate is composed of two parts, each one closes a side of the road.

Photo 2: Military gate on An-Nabi Younis entrance / Halhul

  • Another military gate was installed on Aj-Jumjumja mountain northeast Halhul, the gate closed off an agricultural road used by farmers to get to their lands.

Photo 3: The gate on Aj-Jumjuma mount

Photo 4: The Occupation’s watchpoint on Aj-Jumjuma mountain


Noteworthy, The Occupation sat up a military watch point in Aj-Jumjuma, at a private Palestinian farmland in an agricultural area.

Photo 5: a military watch point on Sa’ir and Halhul

Through installing the gates, the occupation forces are restricting citizens movement between cities, the forces control the gates.

325 road blocks in Hebron Governorate, including 40 metal gates:

Noteworthy, The Israeli Occupation is continuously imposing intensive movement restrictions on Palestinians, The Israeli Occupation is isolating the West Bank from the Occupied Territories of 1948, and Gaza is still under blockade after fourteen years in a raw , noting that the blockade is a grave breach of international conventions and agreements , as it affects more than 1,899,291 people.

The Occupation practice worst sorts of collective punishments against Palestinians, after dividing the West Bank to four cantons, and laying about 325 road blocks in Hebron alone by the end of 2020 , including cement road blocks, permanent blocks , earth mounds , metal gates , and gates on the Annexation and Expansion Wall , among those 114 roadblocks are in the old city of Hebron alone.

International conventions and agreements related to freedom of movement:

  • Article 3 of the Universal Declaration provides that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
  • Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Article 9 that “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile”

Article 13: Right to freedom of movement

  • Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.
  • Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.


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