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Israel closes checkpoints across West Bank, Jerusalem, restricts entry into Al Aqsa

Israeli forces have reportedly closed the main Qalandia checkpoints that link northern West Bank to Jerusalem, and all Bethlehem checkpoints linking the southern West Bank to Jerusalem.

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Israel has closed all checkpoints surrounding Jerusalem and across the entire West Bank for a third day, restricting all movement, the Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported on Monday.

Israeli forces have reportedly closed the main Qalandia checkpoints that link northern West Bank to Jerusalem, and all Bethlehem checkpoints linking the southern West Bank to Jerusalem, according to reports from WAFA.

The Shufat refugee camp, Beit Iksa and al-Jib checkpoints around Jerusalem have also been closed for a third day to prevent any movement of the Palestinians, the state news agency reported.

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Israeli forces have obstructed entry of Palestinians into the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem since Monday morning, allowing only elderly people to enter the mosque, WAFA reported citing local sources.

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