Israel imposes blanket closure on occupied West Bank, Gaza

Ramallah, The Israeli occupation authorities announced Monday they will seal off the West Bank and crossings with the Gaza Strip starting at midnight tonight until midnight Tuesday/Wednesday as Israelis vote in parliamentary elections.

Israel Public Radio, quoting a statement by the occupation army, said the closure will be lifted pending an “assessment of the situation.”

The closure coincides with elections to choose members of the new 120-seat Knesset, which begin tomorrow.

Source: Jordan News Agency