Israel to allow Palestinian laborers to return to West Bank each day after work

Starting tomorrow, Israel will permit tens of thousands of Palestinians to travel between the West Bank and Israel each day for work, the military liaison to the Palestinians says, following several months of irregular restrictions due to coronavirus.

During the pandemic, Palestinians who work in Israel were largely unable to enter the country, though at several points tens of thousands of workers were allowed to come in on the condition they remain in Israel for several weeks at a time.

Around 70,000 Palestinians work legally inside Israel, according to labor rights group Kav LaOved. Tens of thousands more regularly cross the border fence illegally to work within the Green Line.

— Aaron Boxerman

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