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Israel for a week completely blocked the Palestinian territory. This is stated in the press service of the Israeli army.
The blockade imposed on the Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip. It started from 00:00 Friday, April 19 and will last until the end of the day on April 27. At this time, will be closed all border crossings.
As noted, the decision was made “in accordance with the assessment of the situation by the political echelon.” Authorization for the passage of people can get in exceptional situations, including those providing humanitarian or medical assistance.
The ban was imposed for the entire period of the celebration of the Passover. This is one of the oldest of Jewish holidays, devoted to the main events of biblical history, which is considered the beginning of the history of the Jewish people — the Exodus from Egypt and the liberation of people from 400 years of slavery.
On 17 April, the Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, demanded that Israel remove the blockade from the Palestinian territories and to comply with the agreement. Otherwise, it threatened to launch missiles at the center, which will host the Eurovision song contest.
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