Israel seals off West Bank, Gaza
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Israel seals off West Bank, Gaza

Israel sealed off the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the
Independence Day holidays. The closure was imposed Saturday and is due to be
lifted after Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Memorial Day and Independence Day, which run from Sunday night
to Tuesday. Military sources said there were scores of intelligence alerts
about planned Palestinian terrorist attacks. Special travel permits would be
issued to Palestinians on humanitarian grounds, the sources said.