Israel Prevents 53 Palestinians From Traveling to Jordan

People attempting to travel between Gaza and Egypt have been repeatedly prevented in the past. (Photo: via IRIN, file)

The Israeli occupation forces have prevented 53 Palestinians from the West Bank from traveling to Jordan last week for ‘security reasons’.

Palestinian police said in a statement that 43,000 Palestinians traveled in and out of the West Bank last week, with 19,273 Palestinians leaving the West Bank and 23,732 entering the region.

Palestinian police have coordinated the travel of 19 patients in ambulances belonging to the Ministry of Health during the same period.

Egypt continues to shut down the Rafah Crossing except for a few days throughout the year.

Last week, Egypt opened the crossing for four days, allowing thousands of Palestinians out of Gaza.

Some 30,000 Palestinians, most of them students and patients, are still registered to travel through the Rafah Crossing.



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