In accordance with a decision made by MOD Barak and Chief of Staff Ashkenazi to facilitate movement of Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, the IDF has authorized the opening of a road between Nablus and villages to the north. The road allows fast and easy movement for thousands of Palestinians.

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

Today, April 28th, the IDF and the Civil Administration opened the road between Nablus and the village of Asira Ash-Shamaliya, located north of the city. The opening follows a decision made by the Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, and the Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, to facilitate movement in Judea and Samaria.

The road opening, permitted after security assessments, allows the easy and fast movement of thousands of citizens of Judea and Samaria between the city of Nablus and the neighboring villages. It should be noted that measures will be taken if the terrorist organizations will attempt to exploit the free passage for execution of terror attacks.

The IDF will continue to operate in order to ease the movement of the uninvolved Palestinian population, while constantly fighting terror organizations and preserving maximum security for the civilians of the state of Israel.