Amid terror upsurge, Israel cancels Palestinian travel permits

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon announced Wednesday night that permits to enter Israel were cancelled for residents of the Palestinian Sair Village on Mt. Hebron, home of the terrorist who knifed an Israeli border police officer in Jerusalem earlier in the day. Also 500 exit visas were cancelled for Palestinians to leave the country through Ben Gurion airport. These measures were described as the first of a series of penalties for countering the escalation of Palestinian terrorist incidents.


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