July 12, 2007

IDF Preparations to facilitate observance of upcoming Christian holidays in July

As part of the effort of the IDF and the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip to assist the Palestinian population and to facilitate the observance of the upcoming Christian holidays, the following measures will be taken:

- Authorization for up to 17,000 permits for Christian residents of Judea and Samaria to enter Israel and visit the cities of Haifa and Tiberias in order to participate in religious ceremonies.
- Authorization for 800 senior businessmen to enter Israel from Judea and Samaria.
- Authorization for up to 90 senior businessmen to enter Israel from the Gaza Strip for the purpose of transporting humanitarian supplies and merchandise.

I don't know what these holidays are, considering it is summertime. If anyone knows what these holidays are, please leave a comment.

Source: IDF SPOKESPERSON AND COORDINATOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCEMENT