An Israeli soldier stands guard at the Israeli D.C.O checkpoint for people with VIP status near the Beit El settlement on the outskirts of West Bank city of Ramallah, on a road linking Ramallah and Jerusalem on February 1, 2016.
Israel blocked non-residents from Ramallah after a checkpoint shooting wounded three soldiers, keeping commuters out of the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based. The unusual move also applied to foreigners, although United Nations officials, international NGOs and diplomatic staff were being allowed in, diplomatic and UN sources said. Palestinians seeking to leave Ramallah were also undergoing security checks, leading to frustration in lengthy queues. / AFP / THOMAS COEX