General closure to be imposed in Judea-Samaria to prevent terror attacks during Purim

Due to the upcoming holiday of Purim that will be celebrated in Israel next week, a full closure will be imposed on all the crossings in Judea and Samaria, while the Gaza Strip crossings will operate on a reduced schedule, starting Sunday, March 8th up until Wednesday, March 11th.

The crossings will be closed at midnight between Saturday and Sunday and will reopen at midnight between Wednesday and Thursday, subject to an assessment of the situation.

However, the crossing will be allowed in humanitarian, medical and other exceptional cases subject to the approval of the Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

In addition, the Palestinian Authority announced a one-month state of emergency and the IDF will be imposing a closure on Bethlehem, following several cases of coronavirus.