Morocco helping broker 24/7 Allenby crossing access

Israel’s Transportation Ministry says it is working with Moroccan mediators to open the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan 24 hours a day seven days a week.

US President Joe Biden was expected to announce moves aimed at easing Palestinians access to the crossing, the only conduit out of the West Bank that does not go into Israel.

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli and her staff “have been in contact with US, Palestinian and Moroccan representatives to open the Allenby crossing between Israel and Jordan around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” the ministry says in a statement.

Illustrative: An Israeli soldier stands at the entrance to the Allenby border crossing, the main border crossing for Palestinians from the West Bank traveling to neighboring Jordan and beyond, March 10, 2014. (Sebastian Scheiner/AP)

Talks progressed with Biden’s visit to the region this week, according to the ministry.

The statement says the moves will be implemented as soon as logistical arrangements, including recruiting more staff, are completed.

There is no immediate comment from morocco on the mediation.

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