In accordance with the directives of the Minister of Defense and as part of the situation assessments adopted by the defense establishment, security crossings into the Judea and Samaria Region will be temporarily closed for the next 24 hours. The closure will begin today, Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 23:59 and will be lifted on the night of Sunday, May 15th, 2011 at 23:59.
For the duration of the closure, persons in need of medical attention, humanitarian aid or exceptional assistance will be permitted to pass for care, with the authorization of the Civil Administration.
The passage of journalists will also be permitted. As always, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit strongly suggests that passage into the Judea and Samaria region be coordinated in advance.