Israel seems to be starting to turn some roads in the occupied West Bank into a settlers-only roads, indicating a system of apartheid being implemented in the occupied Palestinian territories and raising concern that Palestinians will not be able to use these roads to move between West Bank cities, today said Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank.
He told WAFA that Israeli settlers set up a billboard on the road linking the cities of Nablus and Qalqilya, near the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar, which said “This road leads to Yitzhar. Entrance for Arabs is dangerous.”
He added that this came after settlers repeatedly attack Palestinians and their properties, noting that the road was closed several times to Palestinians.
Daghlas said that Israel is still working on a new bypass road for the settlers in the Huwwara area, south of Nablus, which is going to eat up hundreds of dunums of Palestinian lands, and that it has completed other settlers-only roads in the area, which is going to enforce its apartheid policy.