RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces closed the village of An-Nabi Saleh on Monday night, shutting down entrances with road blocks and restricting movement of residents, witnesses said.
Israeli troops were deployed throughout the village for unknown reasons, leading to clashes with teenagers, witnesses said, .
An Israeli military spokeswoman said there was no military activity in the area overnight.
Military jeeps remained stationed at the entrances to the village well into Tuesday morning, local residents told Ma’an, saying they feared several pending home demolition orders were about to be executed.
An-Nabi Saleh’s popular resistance committee, which organizes a weekly protest against continued land confiscations from the nearby settlement of Hallamish, called the overnight raid a “collective punishment.” The raids were attempts to weaken the resolve of the villagers, who continue to demand access to lands confiscated by illegal settlements, locals said.