Not only will the closure lead to a bureaucratic nightmare for Palestinians, but it is also a strong indication of how Palestinians will continue to be marginalised as their fates are contemplated by the US and Israel.
The US move fulfilled a pledge by President Donald Trump, who has recognised the holy city as the Israeli capital, but it has fired Palestinian anger and drawn criticism from many foreign governments as a set back to peace efforts.
Funerals were held for over a dozen Land Day protesters targeted by Israeli forces a day earlier along the Gaza border, with mourners holding Palestinian flags and some calling on the Muslim world to intervene.
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