IDF imposes full closure on Judea and Samaria

IDF shuts border crossings ahead of Yom Kippur holiday, will not allow entry of Palestinian Arab laborers.

Tzvi Lev,

Hizma Checkpoint in Jerusalem
Hizma Checkpoint in Jerusalem
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The IDF will impose a full closure on Judea and Samaria and the Gaza border crossings ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday. The closure is slated will start at 12:00 a.m. on Friday and will last until Sunday.

The IDF stressed that humanitarian, medical and critical cases will be permitted in and out of Gaza and Judea and Samaria despite the border closures with the approval of the IDF's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

Security forces regularly step up their preparedness prior to the holidays, and tensions are heightened in wake of the deadly shooting attack in Har Adar Tuesday that left three security personnel dead and one seriously wounded.