The Israel Defense Forces will impose a closure on Election Day – this Tuesday — at the crossings between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, as well as Samaria.
In addition, the IDF has decided to beef up its forces in Judea and the Jordan Valley near the terrorist hotbed of Hebron and the area around Jericho.
A company of IDF soldiers, an operational arm of the Border Guard Police Public Security Division, ten teams of Border Guard Police officers from the area around Jerusalem and Border Guard Police companies from Judea and Samaria will comprise the additional forces together with units from Israel Police, a defense source told The Jerusalem Post.
The decision follows a series of terrorist attacks this past weekend that left one Israeli dead and more than half a dozen injured, including five IDF soldiers.
The most recent was a ramming attack that began at the Nabi Musa intersection in the Jordan Valley and then continued to the Almog Junction, where the terrorist was shot by an Israeli police officer and civilian security trainer.
Five IDF soldiers were injured in Sunday’s attack; in addition to a murdered resident of Kiryat Arba, three other Israelis were wounded in Saturday night’s attack at a minimarket near the entrance to the community.