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Airconditioned tents to be erected at King Hussein Bridge crossing

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(Photo: Public Security Directorate Facebook)
AMMAN — The Public Security Directorate (PSD) has approved the construction of three “well-equipped” air-conditioned tents to receive travelers arriving to Jordan from the King Hussein Bridge, PSD spokesperson Amer Sartawi said on Sunday, according to Al-Mamlaka TV. اضافة اعلان

In light of the recent hot weather, the tents will provide necessary relief for travelers crossing the bridge, he said, adding that cold drinking water will also be available.

Alongside the tents, Sartawi said ambulance crews will be on standby. The border crossing with also be open twice as long to facilitate the entry process for visitors.

This week and following US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel and the West Bank, the Israeli authorities decided to open, without interruption, the King Hussein Bridge border crossing, linking the West Bank and Jordan, Israeli media reported.

The media outlets said that mediation efforts, led by Morocco and the US, led to an agreement for the permanent 24/7 opening of the crossing, which is the only point connecting Palestinians in the West Bank to the rest of the world.

The opening of this border crossing will be effective from the moment certain logistical conditions are met, especially in terms of human resources, according to Israeli officials. At present, the crossing is open only 14 hours a day from Sunday to Thursday and 6.5 hours a day on Friday and Saturday.


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