Days Of Palestine – West Bank
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) last week prevented 9 West Bank Palestinians from travelling abroad through al-Karama crossing.
The Palestinian police said in a statement on Saturday that 9 Palestinians were banned from travel last week under "security pretexts" which the IOA refused to reveal.
The police said that 16,332 Palestinians left the Palestinian territories and 15,790 returned via al-Karama crossing, the only outlet connecting the West Bank with the outside world through Jordan, during the same period.
Israel established al-Karama crossing (Allenby) in 1967 following its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip basically for the travel of West Bank Palestinians.
Another crossing was built for commercial purposes called Sheikh Hussein bridge but it later started to be used for the travel of Israelis, foreign tourists and Palestinians of the 1948 occupied territories who have Israeli IDs.