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Hundreds stranded in "no man's land" between Palestine and Jordan

Aug. 17, 2008 10:16 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 17, 2008 10:16 P.M.)
Nablus - Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces have been holding 15 busses full of passengers traveling between the West Bank and Jordan on the Allenby Bridge.

Israeli authorities say that a suspicious object was found on the road in the "no man's land" between the Jordanian and Palestinian sides of the Israeli controlled border.

The travelers coming from Jordan and from Palestine have been held since 14:00 Sunday afternoon and are still waiting as of publication.

Local sources told Ma'an that

Dr Iyad Al-Azuny, one of the stranded passengers, told Ma'an that the condition of the bus passengers is bad. Some of them, he said, are ill and were traveling to Jordan for treatment, and others are young children.

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