[Restrictions on Movement: IOF have imposed severe restrictions on the freedom of movement of Palestinian civilians, especially in communities located near Israeli settlements. They have continued to close Erez crossing for the third consecutive week and to impose severe restrictions at other border crossings of the Gaza Strip. On 7 September 2005, IOF closed Rafah International Crossing Point, thus transforming the Gaza Strip into a big jail. IOF have also continued to close al-Matahen and Abu Houli checkpoints on Salah al-Din Street (the main road between the north and south of the Gaza Strip). In addition, IOF have continued to close a number of roads since the beginning of the current Intifada. In the West Bank, IOF have continued to close 'Ennab gate, east of Tulkarm, for the eighth consecutive week. Since the declaration of the northern West Bank as a closed military zone on Monday morning, 15 August 2005, IOF have imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians. They erected a number of checkpoints on the main roads. They arrested at least 10 Palestinian civilians. IOF have continued to prevent 700 Palestinian teachers from entering Jerusalem. IOF positioned on the 'Arraba crossroads, southwest of Jenin, stopped a taxi and forced 7 Palestinian civilians to strip completely, and attempted to force a girl to strip, but she refused. This crime came a few hours following an order by the Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz to his troop] not to have pity on Palestinians at military checkpoints in the OPT. ... Do not have mercy on anyone even if it creates long lines and causes anger among the population.