Israel Plans Closure of Gaza Strip for 24 Hours

from Associated Press

Israel will close the Gaza Strip for 24 hours on Monday, preventing thousands of Palestinian workers from entering Israel.

The measure begins at dawn. The army said the closure was in response to "serious disturbances" by several thousand Palestinians throwing stones and other objects at Israeli soldiers at a border crossing Saturday and Sunday.

Three Israeli soldiers were injured and electricity lines were damaged in the melee.

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