Despite Israel closing its land borders with the West Bank as part of the effort to curb rampant coronavirus infections, Palestinian workers largely continued crossing into Israel, with footage showing them passing through holes in the fence.
Photos and videos have been taken since this morning in the area of the Tarkumiya crossing in the southern West Bank, where police and military authorities have made no move to stop the widespread flouting of the rules.
The closure is aimed at preventing cases among West Bank Palestinians from making their way into Israel.
Apart from the health hazard, settler leaders also highlight the security risk, especially after an attempted stabbing attack earlier today.
מחסום תרקומיה סגור לכניסת פועלים פלסטינים בגלל קורונה, אבל הפרצה פתוחה כרגיל. ככה זה נראה הבוקר, משלב הפרצה בגדר, ועד ההסעות לארץ המובטחת. צילום: מיכאל היימן pic.twitter.com/bUbcccmeJP
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