IDF to impose closure on West Bank for Purim

The IDF decides to impose a closure on the West Bank for the duration of the Purim holiday.

The IDF says crossings into the Gaza Strip will also be closed.

The move follows a review of the security situation and depends on approval from the government.

Purim starts Wednesday evening in most of the country, and Thursday evening in Jerusalem.

Imposing a closer on the Palestinian areas is standard practice during Israeli festivals and holidays.

— Judah Ari Gross


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