The Israeli army enforced a full closure on the occupied territories as Israel and its West Bank settlers celebrate the Purim holiday.Effective Thursday midnight until midnight Monday, the occupied territories will be under full closure for Palestinian residents.

The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and was handed down to the security and military devices.

The Palestinians who have permits to enter Israel will not be allowed to do so until the closure is lifted. All Gaza terminals were also shut down.