The village of 'Azzun, population approximately 10,000, is located east of the city of Qalqiliya. The military routinely blocks the main entrance to the village from Road 55 for a few hours to a few days at a time in response to stone and Molotov cocktail throwing in its vicinity. According to the head of the village council in 2013 alone, the military has already blocked the road nine times. Blocking the road due to stone throwing is unlawful. It constitutes collective punishment of the village residents. This type of punishment is prohibited under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The military must counteract stone and Molotov cocktail throwing using the lawful means at its disposal.