Israel to impose closure on West Bank, Gaza for Jewish holiday

RAMALLAH, Israeli authorities Monday declared that a closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza for eight days for the Jewish Passover holiday, starting Thursday until midnight April 7.

The closure means entry into Israel for all Israeli-issued permit holders will be banned, except for humanitarian and medical cases.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces intensified security measures in East Jerusalem, particularly around the Old City and at the main entrances of the city.

Israel regularly seals off the occupied Palestinian territories during Jewish holidays.

Source:Palestine News & Info Agency