The IDF imposed a general closure on the West Bank and shut down Gaza border crossings late on Saturday night ahead of Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Independence Day, the military announced.
The closures are due to be lifted overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, pending a security assessment.
The IDF added that humanitarian, medical and critical cases will be permitted in and out of Gaza and the West Bank amid the border closures with the approval of the IDFs Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).
Israeli Remembrance Day is marked from Sunday at sundown to Monday at sundown, and is immediately followed by Independence Day, which is celebrated from Monday evening until Tuesday evening.
The decision was made in coordination with the political leadership following security assessments. Read more at The Jerusalem Post.