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Palestine calls on world to force Israel to lift the siege of Jericho

Palestine calls on world to force Israel to lift the siege of Jericho

Ramallah, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian government called on the international community to pressure Israel so as to force it to lift the siege on the city of Jericho, in the West Bank.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the blockade in a statement, pointing out that it is a collective punishment against all Palestinian civilians, especially children, women and the elderly. The aggression is also a blow to the Palestinian economy and an obstacle to the lives of citizens.

According to the Palestinian media, the Israeli forces maintains restrictions on the movement of vehicles and people into and out of the town.

Numerous troops assaulted the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, next to the city, on Saturday night, wounding 13 people and arresting at least 15.

The Tel Aviv Army blocked Jericho after a shooting attack at a restaurant near the city.

Tension in the West Bank has incrreased in recent weeks after several lethal raids carried out by Israeli soldiers, which provoked responses from Palestinian militias.


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