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Israel bans visits to military cemeteries, imposes Ramadan curfew

Israel’s Cabinet banned visits to military cemeteries on Memorial Day and imposed a curfew on Arab towns for the month of Ramadan.
An Israeli woman reads a holy book as she sits next to a grave during the Memorial Day for the Israeli fallen soldiers in the Military cemetery in Mount Herzl in Jerusalem May 1, 2017  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun - RC11DA2145E0

With the number of coronavirus infections on the rise, Israel’s Cabinet approved today a series of restrictions concerning upcoming Memorial Day, Independence Day and Ramadan celebrations.

As of April 23, to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan, all stores in towns with majority Muslim populations will be closed to the public from evening until dawn, to discourage people from congregating for festive iftar dinners. Deliveries of food will continue, and pharmacies are allowed to stay open.

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