Israeli settlement closed to Palestinians after attack

Shanty homes of the Palestinian bedouin Abu Nawar community near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim (background) on February 23, 2016Palestinians have been barred from entering one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank for five days after an attack that critically wounded a security guard, an official said on Sunday. The Israeli police ban on entry to the Maale Adumim settlement is to last until Thursday and affects some 500 Palestinian labourers, a spokesman for the settlement said. Palestinians had initially been banned after the attack on Friday but the measure has now been extended.

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