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  תשרי 8, 5774 , 12/09/13

General Closure for PA Arabs as of Midnight

The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced, Thursday evening, that a general closure on Judea and Samaria (Shomron) for Yom Kippur will go into effect at midnight on Thursday and remain in effect until midnight, Saturday evening, subject to a security appraisal.

During the closure, permission to the leave the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas for other parts of Israel will be limited to medical emergencies and other humanitarian needs and other exceptional situations, subject to the approval of the IDF's Civil Adminstration for the region. A statement by the Spokesperson's Office said the military "will continue to act to protect the people of the state of Israel, taking into account the fabric of Palestinian life."

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