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CAIRO - 13 August 2017: In a provocative action, the Israeli occupation forces distributed Sunday leaflets stating that Palestinians cannot apply for travel permits if they organize or join anti-occupation activities, according to the Palestinian Information Center.
On Sunday morning, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the Palestinian city al-Khalil, and distributed the leaflets. Palestinian travelers to foreign countries, Israel, and occupied Jerusalem are required to request a travel permit from the Israeli authorities to be able to travel, despite Israeli claims on lifting the travel ban.
Earlier at midnight, the Israeli occupation forces installed a checkpoint in al-Khalil city to ember the movement of Palestinians.
Following the killing of three Palestinian youth and two Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on July 14, the Israeli forces escalated violence against Palestinian demonstrators who protested against the Israeli measures including closing Al-Aqsa Mosque and placing metal detection gates at the entrances of the Mosque. Tensions are still growing in the occupied Jerusalem and in the West Bank cities as the Israeli occupation forces are protecting settlers who storm Al-Aqsa Mosque on a daily basis and as the forces continue to storm the cities with claims of searching for wanted Palestinians and weapons.
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