The Israel Defense Forces will open its doors to Palestinian refugees at the Ben Gurion airport

Israel’s military said Thursday that it would open its gates to Palestinian refugee families, and will provide them with accommodation at the airport.

The announcement comes just days after Israeli forces detained hundreds of Palestinian refugees in the wake of an attack on a Jewish cemetery in Jerusalem that left several Palestinians dead.

Israel has been on a major crackdown on Palestinians in recent weeks, arresting dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and arresting more than 2,000 since July.

Israel and the United States have been pressuring the Palestinian Authority to stop allowing its Palestinian citizens to enter Israel for fear of being targeted by settlers and their supporters.