Israeli-Arabs will be prevented from entering the city of Jenin and merchants and other businessmen from the city will be unable to enter Israel following a situational assessment on Saturday evening.
Israel's Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Ghasan Alyan decided on a number of steps following a situational assessment with Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Saturday evening. Among them were several steps surrounding the city of Jenin.
Among the actions to be taken, is complete cessation of pedestrian and vehicular passage into and out of Jenin through the Gilboa Crossing (Jalameh) and the Reihan (Barta'ah) Crossing.
Complete cessation of the D2D transfer of aggregates out through the crossings of the Jenin district.
Exclusion of merchants and senior businesspeople (BMC) who are residents of the Jenin area from entering the territory of the State of Israel.
Continuing the exit of laborers into Israel, and other civil routines, while intensifying inspections at the crossings.
Denying the residents of the Jenin district the opportunity to visit relatives under the quota of 5000 permits that were authorized for that purpose.
Palestinian workers will still be allowed to enter Israel, except via the Gilboa crossing which will remain closed.