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West Bank and Gaza closure extended until Sunday

Palestinian workers are seen at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022. (Attia Muhammed/Flash90)
Palestinian workers are seen at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022. (Attia Muhammed/Flash90)

Following the deadly Elad attack, Israeli security officials extend the closure on West Bank and Gaza Palestinians until Sunday, the Defense Ministry says.

The decision came during a snap meeting of Israeli security chiefs to discuss responses to the terror attack, which has left three Israelis dead so far. Two others are in critical condition.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz vowed that the defense establishment “would exact a price for the terror attacks and the incitement,” without providing details.

The closure was put in place on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of Memorial Day and Independence Day, and was supposed to end overnight Thursday-Friday.

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