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Israel to close Allenby Bridge for holiday

April 24, 2012 1:03 P.M. (Updated: April 24, 2012 11:16 P.M.)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Israel will close the border between the West Bank and Jordan on Wednesday for an Israeli holiday, crossing officials said Tuesday.

The Allenby Bridge terminal will be closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday until Sunday, the crossings administration said in a statement. Ambulances will be allowed to cross until 6 p.m. Wednesday, the statement said.

Israel is celebrating the 64th anniversary of its establishment on Thursday. On Sunday, Jews mark Shavuot, the day commemorating God giving the Torah on Mount Sinai.

The Allenby Bridge crossing is the only exit point for most Palestinians in the West Bank.

There is no airport in the West Bank and most Palestinians are not allowed to use Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, so residents of the West Bank must cross the Allenby Bridge and fly from Amman's airport.

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