The Israeli authorities have placed the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under a very strict siege, while Israeli celebrates the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).

The decision was made by both the political and military branches of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The closure remains in effects from Saturday night at midnight until Monday night at midnight.

The Israeli army said that “only in rare medical emergencies that the Palestinians will be allowed to cross into Israel, or travel abroad.”

The closure also means a significant increase of military roadblocks in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem.