The IDF on Sunday night closed off entry to the West Bank's central city, Ramallah, for the first time since the start of the current escalation. Entry to the city is currently permitted only for residents and senior Palestinian Authority officials who work there.
The IDF Spokesperson announced that the decision was taken for operational reasons. The army added that Sunday's shooting attack next to Beit El, which is close to Ramallah, also led to the decision to close the city's entrances. Aside from residents and senior PA officials, entry to the city will also be permitted for humanitarian reasons and to allow passage for Palestinians through the city and along Route 60 and the back roads.
The sitaution will be re-evaluated later on on Monday.