Israel blocks entry to Ramallah for non-residents after shooting: army

Israeli security forces gather around the body of a Palestinian who was shot dead following a reported shooting attack on Israelis at a checkpoint near the Beit El settlement, close to West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 31, 2016Israel on Monday blocked entry for non-residents to the West Bank city of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is based, after a shooting attack the previous day that wounded three soldiers, the army said. “In accordance with situation assessments following yesterday’s shooting attack in Beit El, security measures have been taken in the area and only residents of Ramallah are allowed to enter the city,” a military spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said a decision on when to lift the measure would depend on security assessments.

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