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Israel 'shuts Allenby crossing to Jordan'

Dec. 1, 2011 10:31 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 12:37 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces closed the West Bank's Allenby crossing to Jordan on Thursday evening, witnesses told Ma'an.

The terminal, the sole entry and exit point for Palestinians in the West Bank to travel abroad, was shut down around 5 p.m. as ambulances, fire services, and Israeli police entered the closed zone, travelers said.

Crossings authorities could not be reached to comment on the unscheduled closure.

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