Ministry of Defense - Coordination of Government Activities in the
Announcement of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
Implementation of the Decision to Extend the Business Hours of the Allenby
The Spokesman of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
announces that tomorrow night, 21 October, the Allenby Border Terminal will
be active for 24 hours, due to the request of Coordinator of Government
Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot, in order to enable the
return of the Hajj and Eid al-Adha pilgrims.
Furthermore, starting Thursday, 24 October, the business hours will be
extended on Sundays through Thursdays from 07:30 to 01:30 the following
night. This is one of the steps and gestures for the Palestinian Authority,
which is taken due to the commitment of the Coordinator of Government
Activities in the Territories during the Donor Conference in New York.
The Allenby Border Terminal is a border-crossing between Israel and Jordan
and between the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. It is located over the
Jordan River, about 5 kilometers east of Jericho. The crossing is the "exit
gate" of the Palestinian population on their way abroad, and also functions
as a goods crossing between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Jordan.
As for every year, for the Hajj and Eid al-Adha, the Airports Authority and
the Civil Administration have prepared to ease the pilgrims' crossing on
their exit and on their return. During the holiday this year, over 4000
exited through the Allenby Border Terminal.