Beitar Illit, Modiin Illit Closed to Palestinian Workers Wednesday

YERUSHALAYIM -

Security officials have ordered that the cities of Beitar Illit and Modiin Illit will be closed to Palestinian workers on Wednesday in the wake of the murder in Otniel, in order to increase pressure on the Palestinians.

The order was expected to be of short duration, however, to be lifted within a day or two.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Palestinian workers from Har Chevron were banned from entering Israel.

The decision on the part of security officials in Yehudah and Shomron was to impose a closure each day in a different area, based on local assessments.