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Yom Kippur: Israel Locks Up for Safety

The Jewish holy dayYom Kippur begins at Sunset on Friday and ends at nightfall on Saturday. Israel began closing it’s gates to the surrounding Palestinian territories to prepare for the 48-hour solemn observance.A military spokesman told AFP that crossings were closed from midnight Thursday and would reopen at midnight on Saturday. Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is …

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