IDF Removes Key West Bank Roadblocks

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - In an effort to improve Palestinian quality of life, the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria removed a number of roadblocks on key roads throughout the West Bank in recent weeks. Roadblocks were lifted from six roads near Tulkarem, Nablus, Balata and Ariel. "Lately, in light of increased stability and calm in the region, the IDF and the civil administration are making efforts to facilitate Palestinian movement throughout the territories," one official said. Since 2008, the IDF has evacuated 30 manned checkpoints throughout the West Bank, leaving 11, mostly located along the Green Line. "Nowadays, Palestinians can travel from northern Samaria to southern Judea within record time while crossing maybe one checkpoint, when three years ago it would have taken a few hours and they would have had to cross several checkpoints," another officer said.

2012-05-04 00:00:00

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