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160 Palestinian businesspeople set to be allowed entry into Israel with their vehicles

April 20, 2017 6:06 P.M. (Updated: April 20, 2017 7:13 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities are expected to allow 160 Palestinian businesspeople to enter Israel with their private vehicles with Palestinian plates, according to a statement released by the Israeli Civil Administration on Thursday.

The statement added that the Civil Administration saw the move -- which was first announced earlier this month -- as a step to strengthen Israeli-Palestinian commercial ties.

While the businesspeople received their permits, sources told Ma'an that they are not yet able to enter Israel, but are expected to be allowed in soon.

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are subject to a strict permit regime by the state of Israel that limits their freedom of movement and largely prevents them from entering East Jerusalem, which is part of the occupied Palestinian territory, as well as Israel.

Israel’s control over the Palestinian territory has had a serious impact on the Palestinian economy, as Palestinian consumers have limited options and are a captive market for Israeli companies.
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