Israel to Close West Bank, Gaza Crossings during Legislative Elections

Israel's opposition leaders Benjamin Gantz (R) and Yair Lapid. (Photo: File)

Israeli occupation authorities said on Sunday that they would be imposing a comprehensive closure of crossings between Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip during the 25th Knesset election.

The occupation forces said in a statement that the closure would begin at midnight on Tuesday and be in place for 24 hours “pending a situational assessment.”

“After assessing the current situation and the recommendation of our security apparatus, the government has approved imposing a general closure on the West Bank and the Gaza crossings on the day of the election,” an army spokesperson said.

Israelis go to the poll on November 1 for their fifth election in less than four years.


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