Israel seals off Palestinian territories ahead of Independent Day

Israel imposed a full closure on the Palestinian territories ahead of the Independent Day holiday.

The decision went into effect as of Saturday midnight and will remain in place till Wednesday, Israel’s Radio reported.

Israel places the Palestinian territories under full cordon during its major holidays for fear of possible Palestinian attacks.

According to the radio report, urgent Palestinian humanitarian and medical cases are allowed to enter into Israel during the holiday.

(news.xinhuanet.com / 08.05.2011)

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