A General Closure

Rosh Hashanah: The IDF will impose a general closure on Judea, Samaria and Gaza

The IDF has announced a general closure during the Rosh Hashanah holiday, covering all areas in Judea and Samaria and the crossings into the Gaza Strip. The IDF is expected to announce further closures during the upcoming Tishrei holidays and the intermediate days of Sukkot due to security alerts.

An IDF checkpoint (Photo: Naser Ishtayeh, Flash 90)

Following the recent reports about high alert levels in the security system and warnings of potential attacks, the IDF announced today (Thursday) that a general closure will be imposed on the Judea and Samaria area, and the crossings into the Gaza Strip will be closed during the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

The IDF noted that based on the assessment of the security situation and government directives, the general closure will begin on Friday (September 15th) at 00:01. The reopening of the crossings and the lifting of the closure are scheduled for Sunday (September 17th) at 23:59, subject to the assessment of the situation that will be carried out that day.

During the closure, passage will be allowed only for humanitarian, medical, and exceptional cases, subject to coordination and approval by the government authorities in the territories. Additionally, a closure is expected during the intermediate days of the Sukkot holiday (Chol Hamoed), and for the rest of the Tishrei holidays, the specific details of which will be determined later based on the assessment of the situation.

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