Israel has put the West Bank on closure ahead of the Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, beginning midnight Saturday and until Tuesday, the Israeli army said in a statement.
"Palestinians will not be able to enter Israeli territories, expect for humanitarian or medical cases," the IDF said. The closure would be lifted "in accordance with [security] assessments."
The closure, though common ahead of holidays, follows the stabbing of an Israeli soldier in Qalandia in the West Bank over the weekend.
In the incident, a 28-year-old Palestinian from the village of Aqab was shot by a civilian security guard and an Israeli soldier after stabbing a soldier in his head. According to the army, the Palestinian arrived at the car-only checkpoint and stabbed a soldier in his head.
The soldier is still hospitalized in a Jerusalem hospital in moderate condition and the assailant was killed on the scene.
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