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Army announces West Bank closure for memorial, independence days

The army announces it will impose a closure on the West Bank during Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day this week.

The IDF says the closure will begin at midnight on Monday and be lifted on Thursday at midnight “in accordance with a situational assessment.”

Border crossings with the Gaza Strip will also be shuttered during this time, the army says.

“During the closure, passage will be allowed in humanitarian, medical and exceptional cases only and subject to the approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories,” the IDF says in a statement.

The West Bank and Gaza border crossings are typically closed during Israeli and Jewish holidays, when the risk of terror attacks is assessed to be higher.

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