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Planned gestures to Palestinians will be postponed — Ya’alon

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announces that, in light of the security situation, the easing of certain restrictions for Palestinians — such as allowing them free access to certain highways in the West Bank — will not implemented until further notice.

“In past years, after the wave of terror in the decade before, checkpoints and roadblocks were set up, roads closed. Due to the improvement of the security situation since Operation Defensive Shield and until recently, there have been measures to relieve [the restrictions],” Ya’alon says, adding that “due to the escalation, these moves have been frozen.”

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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