IDF Imposes General Closure On West Bank Ahead Of Passover

Israel security forces
The Associated Press

The Jerusalem Post reports: The IDF imposed a general closure on the West Bank and shut down Gaza border crossings on Thursday night. The closure will continue throughout the Passover period, the military announced on Thursday.

The decision came following instructions with the government, as well as a security evaluation, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. The closure will be lifted on April 23 at 11:59 pm, “in line with a [security] evaluation,” the IDF added.

Meanwhile, Israel’s security establishment has raised its level of alert in preparation for a feared rise in terrorist attacks during the Passover holiday, which starts on Friday evening.

According to estimates, the various gatherings of crowds during the holiday present targets that are more available and “valuable” for terrorists.

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