Israel closes Jenin crossing during Jewish new year
Published Wednesday 04/09/2013 (updated) 05/09/2013 19:17
JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces will close the Bartaa Sharqiya crossing in the northern West Bank from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. for the four days marking the Jewish New Year, officials said.
Village council member Tawfiq Qabaha told Ma’an that the closure will be imposed for 13 hours daily until Sunday.
Qabaha added that it would be difficult for ambulances to cross to Jenin in emergencies, and people who work outside of Bartaa will have difficulties reaching their workplaces.