Israeli occupation forces continue to impose a siege on the village of Burqa in the central West Bank for the third consecutive day.
Local sources reported Monday morning that Israeli forces continue to close the entrances to the village, preventing residents from entering or leaving.
Last Friday, the village, along with neighboring villages and towns, witnessed extensive search operations by Israeli forces in search of fugitives.
This ongoing siege has caused considerable disruption, preventing students from attending schools and workers from reaching their places of employment.
The village of Burqa remains under continuous siege, surrounded by Israeli settlement outposts and an access road frequently used by settlers.
To the north and west, the settlement outposts of ‘Giv’at Asaf’ and ‘Ahuza Eitzion’ have been established on Burqa village lands, along with neighboring Beitin village.
These outposts consist of mobile structures in the form of caravans and containers. On the eastern side, a pastoral outpost named ‘Ramot Me’ron’ occupies lands spanning Burqa, Deir Dibwan, and Mikhmas.
Additionally, Burqa village is affected by the presence of an Israeli settler bypass road known as ‘Road 60,’ part of a network of roads developed by the Israeli occupation after 1967 to facilitate settler movement.
To access their village, residents must pass through two tunnels beneath this road—one leading to the town of Deir Dibwan and the other for the return journey from Deir Dibwan to Burqa.”