Effort to alleviate Israel’s Arabs at the Qalandia checkpoint

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3 additional tracks open in transition in order to facilitate especially on the Arab-Israeli population that passes through it. “Our ambition is to streamline, the times, the comfort and the ability to control, specify the person in charge of the transition on behalf

תאריך: 02/01/2011, 15:45    
מחבר: תמרה שביט

In December, opens at the Qalandia checkpoint south of Ramallah–and North of Jerusalem-a special lane for public transport. The opening took place during a significant expansion of the existing crossing. Approximately -23,000 persons passing in transit daily pass now through seven runs and four cars instead of five and three.

The purpose of the sleeve is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all of Israel’s Arabs in particular. It is primarily intended for this population, but also exceptional cases which require rapid transition on short notice (wounded, doctors, VIP).

Currently, the new route between 6:00 am to 10:00 in the morning peak hours of traffic to and from Israel. Along with easing the burden, the importance of the activity in these hours is also
In normal life: workers can get to work on time, and students late for school.

“The crossing is opened for relaxation or a change in the security situation,” explains major Avishai davish, a company commander in charge of the transition. “This is a long process, developed in conjunction with Israel. In order to implement such a project required approvals and budget “; The certificates actually achieved, the budget, and the pace of Israel’s Arabs improved substantially. Very little time has passed, and we still have no possibility to measure the change in full “davish” but concludes that ambition is to streamline, the times, the comfort and the ability to control “.

The need to improve the conditions specifically for Israel’s Arabs through Qalandiya stems from the particular location. Over half of fetuses it daily are Israeli Arabs,
The citizens of Jerusalem, who live in East Jerusalem neighborhoods that remain.

Translated from Hebrew