The Israeli military has revoked permits for more than 80,000 Palestinians to visit Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after a terror attack in Tel Aviv.
Two gunmen opened fire in the Sarona Market food and retail centre on Wednesday evening, killing four Israelis and wounded more than a dozen others, in one of the deadliest attacks in an eight-month wave of violence.
Both attackers are in custody, with one in hospital, and police say they have identified the suspects as cousins and blockaded their home village of Yatta, in the West Bank.
An unknown number of people were arrested in overnight raids by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and authorities were reportedly preparing to demolish one of the gunmen’s homes.
“All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) to Israel, are frozen,” said a statement.