Israeli forces imposes full closure on the occupied West Bank and the
Gaza Strip to prevent the entry of Palestinians into Israel as it
celebrates the Jewish Rosh Hashanah (New year) holiday weekend. The
closure also includes tightening the already imposed siege and
restrictions of movement of Palestinians within the West Bank.
Israeli sources reported that there are no “specific warnings” of any attacks during the Jewish New Year which beings on Friday at sunset.
The closure will remain imposed until Sunday night. An Israeli army source said that only humanitarian cases, medical workers, teachers and lawyers might be allowed to cross given the condition that they receive a special permit.
On the ground, thousands of security officers and troops were deployed in city centers, markets, malls, bus station and other public facilities in Israel on Friday morning, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.
The closure also includes tightening the closure imposed on the West Bank, restricting movement of Palestinian residents within the Palestinians areas.
Extra checkpoints, additional military presence will accumulate to the already isolated Palestinians territories.