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Israel to seal off Palestinian territories for Jewish holidays

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israel will seal off the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip ahead of three Jewish holidays marking nearly a month of religious commemorations, Israeli occupation forces said on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

Palestinians will not be allowed to leave the West Bank or Gaza Strip to enter Israel during the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashana, later this month, as well as the Yom Kippur and Sukkot holidays in October.

“During the closure, passage will be allowed only in humanitarian, medical, and exceptional cases,” said Israel, which regularly imposes these measures during the holidays.

The closures come against a backdrop of Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank.

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