Euromed: IOA barred travel of 4000 Palestinians in 2011

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[ 25/12/2011 – 02:54 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has banned 4000 Palestinian citizens from travel through the West Bank into Jordan in 2011, a European human rights report has said.

The Euromed for human rights said in a detailed report that the travel ban was at an average of 83 cases weekly.

The report said that in two thirds of those cases the Palestinians were subjected to humiliating treatment such as strip searches, intelligence interrogation, in addition to holding them for hours in crammed rooms.

It said in a 30-page report that the travel ban was imposed on sick people, students, women, old people, MPs, activists, journalists, and even employees with international agencies.

It said that the IOA deprives thousands of Palestinians on annual basis from travel without any reasonable justifications and without any consideration to humanitarian cases.

The Geneva-based Euromed warned that the Israeli intelligence was exploiting the need for travel to blackmail Palestinians into cooperating with it, adding that the IOA was violating a basic human right namely freedom of movement.

Source and more at the Palestinian Information Center

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