Tonight: Closure on Judea and Samaria, Gaza

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

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Tzvi Lev ,

Shuafat checkpoint
Shuafat checkpoint
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Starting on Tuesday night Israeli time, the IDF will impose a full closure on Judea and Samaria and the Gaza border crossings ahead of the Sukkot holiday. The closure is slated will start at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday 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 last Tuesday that left three security personnel dead and one seriously wounded.