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September 25, 2012 11:34 am

IDF on High Alert as Yom Kippur Approaches

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IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, at a military drill conducted by the "Barak" Battalion of the Golani Brigade in northern Israel. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Security and rescue forces were on high alert and deployed in large numbers in Jerusalem and throughout the West Bank for Yom Kippur, which begins Tuesday afternoon and ends Wednesday at dusk.

Ahead of the holiday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz ordered a 48-hour closure of West Bank and Gaza Strip border crossings beginning Monday at 11:59pm and continuing until Wednesday at 11:59pm, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said Monday.

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