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30 Sep 2019 | 09:07 AM UTC

Israel/Palestine Terr.: Closure of border crossings to Gaza Strip and West Bank September 29-October 1

Israel News Alert

Israel closes all West Bank and Gaza border crossings September 29-October 1 for Jewish New Year holiday; violence reported in Al-Aqsa

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank, West Bank


Israeli authorities have ordered the closure of all border crossings along the West Bank and Gaza Strip from Sunday, September 29, until Tuesday, October 1, amid the Jewish New Year holiday. According to officials, exceptions will only be granted in "humanitarian, medical, and exceptional cases".

According to media reports, activists reportedly stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday, the first day of the holidays.

Further such incidents, as well as crowded conditions, transportation disruptions, and heightened security measures are expected during this time.


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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