IOF tightens security around Nablus, rounds up lecturer, youths

IOF tightens security around Nablus, rounds up lecturer, youths

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have tightened their security measures on all roadblocks surrounding Nablus city on Saturday leading to long queues of Palestinians waiting to cross those barriers.

Locals attributed the tightened security measures to the weekly military escort of Jewish fanatic settlers en route to “pray” at the Nabi Yusuf tomb east of Nablus.

The IOF troops also detained a university lecturer in the Nablus-based Najah University on Friday night at a military roadblock to the entrance of Al-Khalil city.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers took away Tarek Al-Najjar after intercepting his car at the barrier, adding that he is originally from Gaza Strip and lives with his family in Nablus.

Meanwhile, IOF soldiers rounded up 11 other young men in Nablus, Tobas, Bethlehem, and Al-Khalil city on Friday nine of them less than 20 years old.

For their part, Jewish settlers from Kadomim settlement stormed the village of Jinsafout, Qalqilia district, on Friday and burnt two civilian cars.

The settlers had earlier broken into the village of Hawara and wrote insulting phrases on its main mosque