Israeli occupation soldiers prevented Monday, October24, 2022 Palestinian farmers from reaching their lands located behind the segregation barrier after and attacked people waiting at another checkpoint with tear gas.
In the occupied city of Salfit, soldiers kept three gates in the separation barrier closed preventing farmers and landowners from reaching their lands behind the barrier in order to continue with the olive harvest, according to one of the farmers.
Khalil Ismail, who owns land behind the barrier said that the Israeli soldiers were supposed to open the gates early in the morning to allow farmers to reach their lands and pick the olives but they deliberately kept the gates closed.
Owners of lands located behind the barrier are required by the occupation forces to obtain a permit to go through the gates and reach their own lands. Permits are usually scarce and if made available are given to a few members of the family, usually the elderly who are unable to physically pick olives or work in their lands.