IDF Seals Off West Bank, Gaza in Response to Tel Aviv Terror

Police block the entrance to the old city on May 2, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. The old city of Jerusalem is on a lockdown, with police on high alert following the stabbing. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli army late Thursday announced it was sealing off the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the Shavuot holiday, beginning overnight Thursday-Friday through late Sunday night.

The closure, which comes a day after two Palestinian terrorists killed four people and wounded 16 in a shooting attack in central Tel Aviv, will not bar Palestinians who have permits from visiting the Temple Mount for Friday Ramadan prayers, the army said.

The military said it would make exceptions for medical emergencies and humanitarian cases, with the approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

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