Israel decides to impose a closure on the West Bank and Gaza

Israel has decided to impose a closure on the West Bank and to close the Gaza crossings from Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning this week in occasion of the so-called Independence Day.

The Israeli army declared in a statement that “the crossings will be reopened and the closure lifted on Friday, in based on the security situation “, noting that” only humanitarian, medical and exceptional cases will be allowed to pass during the closure period “.

Last week, Israel decided to continue closing the Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, designated for the crossing of workers, merchants and patients from the Gaza Strip to its lands, until further notice.

And the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported, on its site webthat the Israeli authorities have decided to continue closing the Beit Hanoun “Erez” checkpoint, until further notice, after starting to close it since Sunday.

According to the private newspaper; This took place during a situation assessment session held on Sunday and chaired by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Gantz linked the decision to reopen the crossing with the return of complete calm and stability.

Rockets launched from Gaza

According to the daily, the minister believed that the “Hamas” movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, “has the responsibility of launching rockets from Gaza”.

Starting Sunday morning, Israeli authorities closed the Beit Hanoun crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, under the pretext of launching rockets from the Strip.

Hundreds of Palestinian workers with permits to work in Israel were supposed to cross from Gaza, but the closure of the crossing prevented it.

12,000 Palestinians hold work permits in Israel. And last March, the Israeli government said it would raise the number to 20,000, according to I24 News, a Jewish channel.

Over the past week, the Israeli military claimed to have detected more than one rocket-firing incident from the Gaza Strip into adjacent Israeli cities, causing no casualties.

More than two million Palestinians live in Gaza, in difficult living conditions, due to the continuous Israeli blockade of the Strip, since 2007.

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