Doing what any sovereign country would do, Israeli forces closed off the West Bank and the Gaza Strip today, a day after two terrorists, with murder in their eyes, carried out a terror attack at a market in Tel Aviv.
The closure is only temporary, though, and will end on Sunday, the night after Shavuos.
Four innocent Israelis were killed in the attack in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
The U.S. State Department indicated its disapproval with Israel’s decision. “We understand the Israeli government’s desire to protect its citizens… and we strongly support that right, but we would hope that any measures it takes are designed to also take into consideration the impact on Palestinian citizens that are trying to go about their daily lives,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. Read more at Haaretz.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel