US restricts staff movement in Palestinian areas

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 19, 2011 16:34

JERUSALEM  — The US consulate in Jerusalem on Saturday was restricting staff movement in some Palestinian areas of the West Bank.

It comes a day after the US vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have condemned the policy of building Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank.

Staffers are now banned from personal travel to the town of Jericho, and prohibited from using a border crossing frequented by Palestinians. They are also banned from using some roads. The bans were issued Saturday and will last until Monday.


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