IDF imposes new restrictions on West Bank Palestinians as attacks persist

  • 9 years ago
The army began implementing a series of dramatic new measures on Thursday to separate the Jewish and Palestinians populations in the West Bank in an attempt to curb the stabbing attacks that have plagued the area in recent weeks, an IDF official said.
Hebron and the Etzion Bloc have seen nearly daily attacks against civilians and security forces in the past week.
In response, the IDF said that it would not allow Palestinian males between the ages of 15 and 25 to pass through Hebron's Jewish settlement, except those that live in the surrounding area, who will be forced to undergo a thorough security check.
In addition to the age restriction for passing through the Hebron Jewish settlement, the IDF will close off all the Palestinian parking lots in the area until further notice.