Israel revokes Ramadan permits for Palestinians after attack

The IDF said Thursday that it has revoked all permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after two Palestinian terrorists killed four Israelis and wounded 16 others in Tel Aviv.


COGAT said that all 83,000 permits have been frozen for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to visit family in Israel, attend Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem or travel abroad via Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport.


In addition, the military said it has frozen Israeli work permits for 204 of the attackers' relatives, and is preventing Palestinians from leaving and entering the West Bank village of Yatta, home to the attackers.


COGAT said entering or leaving will only be permitted for humanitarian and medical cases.


פרסום ראשון: 06.09.16, 09:53