Israel Re-Opens Jalameh Checkpoint near Jenin

JENIN, November 5, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities Thursday re-opened al-Jalameh checkpoint, north of Jenin, after a day of shutdown in both directions, according to the Palestinian Military Liaison Office (PMLO).

On Wednesday morning, Israel announced that the checkpoint would be shut down in both directions until further notice, hours after soldiers at the checkpoint shot dead a Palestinian youth from nearby Qabatia.

Hundreds of students from inside the occupied 1948 land, Israel, use the checkpoint almost daily to reach their universities in the West Bank.

The checkpoint has been shut down multiple times during the past three weeks, following Israeli soldiers’ shooting and killing of four Palestinians in four separate incidents close to the checkpoint.