In pictures: The occupation isolates the villages and Jerusalemite streets during “Kippur” holiday
The occupation authorities isolated the city of Jerusalem from its surroundings during “Kippur” holiday and one the eve of “Al-Adha Holiday” celebrated by Muslims and neglecting the need of Jerusalemites to shop and move on this day. Wadi Hilweh Information Center monitored that closure of the entrances of the villages of Sur Baher and Esawyeh and Silwan in addition to closing the main streets leading to them and closing the freeways leading to north Jerusalem. The residents of Sur Baher explained that the occupation authorities closed the three main entrances of the village and the locals were forced to use side and dirt roads; note that one entrance (Al-Qa’a round) has been closed for nearly two weeks after the death of a settler under the pretext of throwing stones at his car. The occupation authorities also closed the three entrances of Jabal Al-Mukabber and the locals were also forced to use side roads. In the village of Esawyeh, the authorities closed the main entrance. They also closed the entrance of Silwan by the neighborhood of Wadi Al-Rababa and the neighborhood of Al-Thori and closed some roads in Al-Thori that lead into the Israeli areas; the road from Al-Thori to West Jerusalem was also closed. The occupation authorities closed the streets with iron barriers especially the ones leading into West Jerusalem and the settlements.