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Ahead of Jewish Holidays, Israel Puts West Bank on Closure

Palestinians will be barred from entering Israel from West Bank or Gaza until after Rosh Hashana after string of terror attacks.

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.

Gili Cohen
Haaretz Correspondent
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Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police

The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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