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05 Jun 2019 | 05:32 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Shavuot celebrated June 8-10

Israel News Alert

Israel to celebrate Shavuot on June 8-10; heightened security and disruptions to businesses and government services expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank, West Bank, West Bank

Event

Israel will observe Shavuot from Saturday evening (local time), June 8, to Monday evening, June 10. Shavuot is celebrated as a public holiday and significant government and commercial disruptions are planned during the celebrations. A heightened security presence is expected throughout the country, particularly near religious sites and in the Old City of Jerusalem. Border crossings may also be closed to Palestinians during and before Shavuot. 

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, respect local customs, anticipate a heightened security presence, border closures, and disruptions to transportation, businesses, and government services.

 

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