PA police say detained 147 at Jordan crossing in June

12:00 Jun 30 2012 Allenby Crossing

JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority forces arrested 147 people at the West Bank border crossing with Jordan in the past month, a police statement said Saturday.

Border police said those detained at the Allenby crossing were wanted on criminal charges, and were among 85,107 passengers who entered Jordan and 80,212 arriving in the West Bank via the terminal during June.

Israeli forces prevented 244 Palestinians from leaving the West Bank in June, citing security reasons, the statement said.

Further, 103 patients traveled in both directions by ambulance over the month, it added.

The Allenby Bridge crossing is the only exit point for the majority of Palestinians in the West Bank who want to travel abroad. Palestinian Authority passport holders are barred from using Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport and so must travel via Amman.
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