On 14 September 2023, officials with the Israel Defense Forces stated that they will close border crossings between the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel for Palestinians during the Rosh Hashanah holiday — effective 1201 local time on 15 September (0901 UTC on 14 September) until 1159 local time on 17 September. The closure dates are tentative; the borders will reopen following a situational assessment. Such border closures have become routine during Jewish holidays in Israel.