Al-Khalil, 14 Rajab 1436/3 May 2015 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) banned last month at least 171 Palestinians from traveling via al-Karama border crossing that links West Bank to the outside world, Palestinian police said.
171 Palestinian citizens were prevented from passing through al-Karama crossing during April for “security reasons”, the sources affirmed, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The number of West Bankers who have been prevented from traveling has notably increased during April in comparison with March when 130 Palestinians were not allowed to travel.
During the reported period 129,000 persons have managed to pass through al-Karama crossing including 69 patients.
Al-Karama border crossing between occupied Palestine and Jordan, which is controlled by the Israeli occupation, is the West Bank’s only exist to the outside world.
These arbitrary travel bans are a clear violation of freedom of movement, a move Israeli employs to silence Palestinian activists, and to blackmail and exploit civilians and businessmen and even sick people seeking medical treatment.
Freedom of Movement Article 12 states that, “Liberty of movement is an indispensable condition for the free development of a person.”(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)