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Israel closes Gaza Strip and West Bank borders
October 23, 1996
Web posted at: 11:55 p.m. EDT (0355 GMT)
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel closed its borders on the Gaza
Strip and West Bank at midnight Wednesday, preventing
Palestinian workers from entering the country.
The closure was due to the threats of suicide attacks on the
first anniversary of the death of Fathi Shqaqi, a leader of
the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.
Only VIP visits and rare humanitarian situations will be
allowed, the government said. No decision has been announced
concerning how long the closure would last.
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