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21 detained at Allenby Bridge crossing

Sept. 25, 2010 1:47 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 25, 2010 1:47 P.M.)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority police said Saturday that around 27,000 travelers crossed the Allenby Bridge between the West Bank and Jordan during the week.

A police report added that 21 Palestinians "wanted for various criminal acts" were apprehended at the border crossing, and were transferred to prosecution to commence legal proceedings. Israeli forces also barred 68 Palestinians from traveling.

Entering the West Bank were 11,917, including 158 foreign nationals and 110 holders of Israeli ID cards, while 15,058 left for Jordan, of whom 120 were foreign nationals and 48 holders of Israeli ID cards. Meanwhile, 19 patients traveled in Palestinian ambulances for treatment in Jordan, police said.

The police statement highlighted that the number of travelers decreased this week compared to the week before.

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