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Despite closure of crossings, Palestinians enter Israel via hole in fence

Palestinian workers from the West Bank city of Hebron carry personal belongings as they cross into Israel through a hole in  security fence near the West Bank city of Hebron, January 31, 2021. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Palestinian workers from the West Bank city of Hebron carry personal belongings as they cross into Israel through a hole in security fence near the West Bank city of Hebron, January 31, 2021. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

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.

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