Hundreds of Jordanians affected by Jaber border crossing closure

The border crossing is currently operating at limited capacity, but both sides have agreed to begin taking steps to kick start the necessary procedures for the border crossing to open fully. (Photo: J
(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — Hundreds of Jordanians were unable to return to Jordan and forced to take transit flights to Lebanon, Egypt, and Dubai after the Jaber border crossing was temporarily closed on Saturday, according to Al-Ghad news.اضافة اعلان

Representative of Al-Ramtha district Abdul Salam Thiabat stated that many Jordanians traveled to Syria for tourism, trading, and to visit relatives after Jordan announced plans to reopen the crossing on July 27.
Thiabat is in contact with some of the citizens, especially those who cannot fly back to the Kingdom, and is pushing for a swift reopening of the border under calmer conditions to secure the return of Jordanians and their goods.

According to Thiabat, more than 100 Jordanian freight trucks paused operations since the shutdown was announced.

He stressed that most Jordanians were looking forward to the crossing's reopening, given that 80 percent of Al-Ramtha’s population depends on trade.
A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Jordanian embassy in Damascus will offer aid to Jordanians trapped in Syria.

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