Checkpoint to Open After 10 Years

01 Jun
2:16 PM

The Eyal checkpoint will be reopened after 10 years of forced closure, allowing Palestinians in Israel to travel to the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.According to Ma’an, the decision is said to be put into effect by June 7.

Palestinian officials submitted a request, pointing out that entry through the Eyal checkpoint would be very convenient for residents of Taybeh, al-Tirah and other towns in northern Israel with a Palestinian majority.

The agreement is that Palestinians with Israeli citizenship will be able to travel through through the checkpoint into Qalqilia in a private vehicle between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM.

The Israeli government severely restricts Palestinians movement within Israel and the West Bank using permanent checkpoints, flying checkpoints, and private roads that only Israeli settlers are allowed to use, as well as the separation wall that surrounds/cuts through the entire West Bank.

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