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Israel bars Palestinians during Passover

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Israel bars Palestinians during Passover

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Israel has banned Palestinians from entering Jerusalem and the rest of the country during the Passover holiday, which begins at sunset on Monday.

With a few exceptions for emergency medical situations, no Palestinians are allowed to cross from the occupied West Bank.

Israel frequently bans Palestinians during Jewish holidays, saying crowds could be vulnerable to attack.

Passover commemorates the Jewish people’s exodus from slavery in Egypt in ancient times.