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Palestinian police arrest 54 Palestinians at Allenby Bridge over previous week

July 29, 2017 2:32 P.M. (Updated: July 29, 2017 3:09 P.M.)
JERICHO (Ma'an) – Palestinian police arrested 54 wanted Palestinians over the past week as they attempted to cross the Allenby Bridge between the occupied West Bank and Jordan, according to a statement released by the Palestinian police on Saturday.

All 54 were arrested either attempting to leave the West Bank to Jordan or enter the Palestinian side of the crossing located in the Jericho district.

The statement highlighted that 31,226 Palestinians had left the West Bank for Jordan over the past week, while 30,025 entered into the West Bank.

Meanwhile, Palestinian security services and other civil departments at the crossing had coordinated the passage of 13 ill Palestinians to travel in both directions via ambulances.

In addition, 37 people were rejected from passing the Israeli portion of the crossing for alleged security reasons.

Both Israeli and Palestinian forces routinely detain Palestinians at the crossing, as Palestinians must cross the border to travel abroad via the Amman International Airport, while many Palestinians have family residing in Jordan.
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