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March 13, 2006
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Israel closed off the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the Purim holiday. The closure, decided upon after intelligence warnings of at least 15 planned Palestinian terrorist attacks, was imposed Sunday and will be in force through Purim, which ends Wednesday. Past Purim holidays have seen major violence. The Israeli army said travel would be permitted for Palestinians with medical emergencies.

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