Many settlements decided on Tuesday night to temporarily close their gates to Palestinian workers on Wednesday, and in some cases for the rest of the week, to protect themselves against possible attacks in their home communities.
This includes settlements in the Gush Etzion, Samaria and the Binyamin Region as well as Givat Ze’ev and the cities of Ariel, Ma’aleh Adumim and Beitar Illit.
The closure does not include the industrial areas or the Gush Etzion junction, where a Rami Levi supermarket is located.
Although none of the attacks since October 1 have taken place inside the communities of Judea and Samaria, settler leaders one of the after the other announced the closings.
In many cases communities said they would reassess the decisions, which heavily impacts the construction industry that relies mostly on Palestinian workers.