Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement the closure was due to "violent incidents on the border." The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure.
The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said it will open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a US funding cut.
Crowds gathered at Yenikapi Square on Sunday to protest security measures taken by Israel which prevent Palestinians from accessing Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
We chat with former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal about the political group's new charter, which advocates for Palestinians to resist against Zionists not Jews. He also reflects upon his own leadership of the movement.
Though illegal under international law, Israel's military-backed settlements in the Occupied West Bank have been expanding for decades. With Trump now in the White House, Israel is expecting more overt backing for its presence on Palestinian land.
A court order to evict Jewish settlers who are illegally residing on private Palestinian farms poses a big challenge for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
It's unknown what sparked the violence, with the assailants appearing to be acting alone.
Autopsy of Palestinian man backs manslaughter case against Israeli soldier who was caught on video shooting victim in head, doctor says
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