Israel rescinds 250,000 entry permits handed to Palestinians for Ramadan

Israel rescinds 250,000 entry permits handed to Palestinians for Ramadan

The Israeli government has rescinded 250,000 permits for Palestinians to visit Jerusalem following the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in  Jerusalem on Friday, Middle East Eye reports.

Israel had eased restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Jerusalem and Israel from the West Bank for Ramadan.

Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled permission for Palestinians to visit family members in Jerusalem and Israel, police said.

Netanyahu was also considering sealing off the Damascus Gate area to the public.

On Saturday, police cracked down on West Bank Palestinians without permits in Jerusalem, locating and sending home about 350.

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