Israeli Army Shuts down West Bank Crossings ahead of Elections

Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org)

The Israeli army yesterday announced that all crossings to the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be closed as elections are held in Israel.

“Based on an assessment of the security situation and the directives of the political level, the military will shut down all West Bank and Gaza crossings, starting today [Monday] for 24 hours,” the Israeli army spokesperson, Avichay Adraee, said on Twitter.

Adraee added that there would be a “similar one-week closure” during the Passover holiday, starting Friday, March 26.

Israelis are due to vote in the fourth election in two years today after their coalition government was dissolved in December.

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