As on every other Jewish holiday this year, Israeli forces have implemented a
closure on all Palestinian areas during the week of Sukkot, preventing the 3.5
million Palestinians in the West Bank and the 1.2 million Palestinians
in the Gaza Strip from travelling outside of their home town or village.
The closure went into effect early Saturday morning and will remain in place during the entire week-long holiday of Sukkot, also known as the 'Feast of the Tabernacles'.
Israeli officials stated that the closure was for 'security reasons', and that they had received 'terror warnings' from their multiple intelligence agencies.
But Palestinians have pointed out that such 'terror warnings' are often fabricated as an excuse to impose closure on Palestinian areas during every Jewish holiday.
Israel routinely orders total closures on the Palestinian territories during national holidays and religious festivals.