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Israel closes West Bank for Passover

JTA

April 18, 2011 | 8:20 am

The Israel Defense Forces have imposed a general closure on Palestinians in the West Bank during Passover.

The closure went into effect Sunday night at one minute to midnight and will remain in place until late on April 26, following the close of the holiday, according to the Israeli military.

During the closure, Palestinians who need medical attention or humanitarian aid will be allowed to enter Israel for assistance. Christian Palestinians in possession of the proper permits will be allowed to enter Israel to celebrate Easter, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces.

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