Israeli authorities, Monday, declared that a closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza for eight days, over the Jewish Passover holiday, starting Thursday and lasting until midnight, April 7.
The closure, according to WAFA, means entry into Israel for all Israeli-issued permit holders will be banned,Â except for humanitarian and medical cases.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces intensified security measures in East Jerusalem, particularly around the Old City and at the main entrances of the city.
Israel regularly seals off the occupied Palestinian territories during Jewish holidays.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.