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  2/2/2012, Shevat 9, 5772

More than 6,800 Arabs Caught at Yesha Crossings in 2011


The Israel Defense Forces said, Thursday, that the Taoz Crossings Battalion of the Central Command caught 6,851 Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs at the 80 crossings in Judea and Samaria for the transfer of people and goods. According to the IDF figures, 5,376 were would-be infiltrators and 1,334 did not have current papers for leaving the PA.

The military says 141 of those arrested were wanted at the time, and 153 weapons were seized.