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

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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