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09 Apr 2019 | 09:41 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: General closure of border crossings to Gaza Strip and West Bank April 8-10

Israel News Alert

Israel closes all West Bank and Gaza border crossings from April 8-10 for election day; heightened security measures expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank, West Bank, West Bank


Israel authorities announced the closure of all border crossing points to the West Bank and to the Gaza strip from 00:00 (local time) on Monday, April 8, until 23:59 on Wednesday, April 10 as Israel will hold legislative elections on Tuesday, April 9. Reportedly, exceptions will only be granted in "humanitarian, medical, and exceptional cases."

Crowded conditions, transportation disruptions, and heightened security measures are expected during this time.


Election day is a national holiday in Israel. Israel usually closes its borders with the West bank and Gaza Strip on public holidays to prevent possible attacks. 


Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate transportation disruptions and heightened security measures. 


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