Last Friday the encirclement of the town of Kalkilia was lifted following security meetings in which it was decided to ease the restrictions on the Palestinian population and to implement Palestinian activity to prevent terror acts.

Despite this, two bombs exploded in the town of Kfar Saba during the weekend and an additional bomb exploded this morning in the area of Kalkilia. Following these three events it was decided to re-encircle Kalkilia.

The IDF has no intention to punish Palestinians who are not involved in the violence, but will continue to act in order to insure the safety of Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.