Following the terrorist attack in Elad, Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday evening held an assessment of the situation with the participation of IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Ronen Bar, and other top defense officials.

At the conclusion of the assessment of the situation, the Minister of Defense instructed that the closure in Gaza and Judea and Samaria be extended at this stage until Sunday. The general closure had been ordered for both Memorial Day and Independence Day.