Israel seals off entrance to Ramallah district

Israeli forces have indefinitely closed down the northern entrance to the occupied West Bank twin cities of Ramallah and al-Bireh.

On Saturday night, amid ongoing protests over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) decided to close off the DCO checkpoint that connects Ramallah to the northern West Bank cities.

“Israel decides to close the DCO checkpoint until further notice due to the

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