Starting from tomorrow, on the eve of Yom Kippur, (26/09/01), like every year, a general closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The closure will continue until Friday (28/09/01) at 02:00.

During the closure the exit of workers will be totally prohibited and traders and businessmen will not be granted entrance into Israel. International border passages on the Allenby Bridge and the Rafah Junction will be closed. The “Karni” and “Sufa” passages will also be closed.During the closure, passage will be allowed in humanitarian cases. The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that the entrance of Israelis into Palestinian Authority territory is dangerous and prohibited.