Israel closes W. Bank until the end of Passover holiday

The Israeli military imposed a general closure of the West Bank through the end of Passover.

The closure went into effect at midnight March 24 and will remain in effect until the night of Tuesday, April 2, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces. It was ordered by the minister of defense in accordance with IDF assessments, the statement said.

Those in need of medical attention or humanitarian aid will be allowed to leave the West Bank with the authorization of the Civil Administration, according to the IDF. — jta