Israel to impose closures on occupied territories for Jewish holidays, restricting movement of Palestinians

TEL AVIV, The Israeli army said on Saturday that several closure days will be imposed on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip during the month of September as Israelis mark several Jewish holidays, restricting as a result movement of Palestinians.

The first closure is going to start at midnight Saturday until Tuesday as Israel marks the Jewish New Year.

The army said another three-day closure will be imposed starting midnight Monday, September 17, as Israel marks Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and then an 8-day closure starting midnight Saturday, September 22, until the end of the month for Sukkot holiday or Feast of Tabernacles.

Movement of Palestinians will be restricted during these days and will not be allowed to cross checkpoints leading into Jerusalem and Israel, including those who have army-issued permits.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency