106 Palestinians denied travel last week at Allenby crossing

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The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) barred 106 Palestinian citizens last week from travelling abroad through Allenby (King Hussein) crossing on the border between the West Bank and Jordan.

According to the Palestinian Authority police in Ramallah on Saturday, the Israeli side claimed, as always, that those citizens were banned from traveling for security reasons, without providing further explanation.

During the week before the last one, only 75 passengers were denied travel through the crossing under the same pretext, reflecting that the IOA tightened its travel restrictions against the Palestinians.

Activist Bassam al-Tamimi said on his Facebook that the occupation authorities detained him and his family for five hours at the border and then told him that they are banned from traveling.