Palestinians strike at Jordan border crossing

Palestinians strike at Jordan border crossing

Importers and exporters halt traffic for three hours at Allenby Bridge to protest delays in customs inspections

Palestinian importers and exporters staged a three-hour strike Monday morning at the Allenby Bridge crossing between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.

The stoppage held up at the border a large number of trucks laden with goods. Importers and exporters said that it was the first of many protest steps.

The protesters claimed that since a new customs commissioner took over at the border crossing, customs inspections have been excessively slow, costing them a great deal of money.

The Allenby Bridge, also known as the King Hussein Bridge, is the only bridge that connects the West Bank to Jordan.

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