IDF stops driver transporting 93 Palestinians

By
May 8, 2006 15:11

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

IDF troops on Monday spotted a truck driving on the trans-Samaria Highway carrying an unusual load. Not the typical sheep or chicken but 93 Palestinians being smuggled illegally into Israel in search of work. The truck was stopped by an IDF outpost near the Oranit Crossing and following a short chase was stopped by soldiers from the Artillery Corps who discovered the 93 passengers. The truck, the army said, was driven by an Israeli-Arab who they suspected smuggled Palestinians into Israel for work for a living. The driver and the Palestinians were taken by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) for questioning. Thousands of Palestinians are estimated to live and work illegally in Israel without necessary permits. Israeli-Arabs are frequently caught ferrying the workers into Israel from the West Bank while avoiding inspections at IDF checkpoints due to the Israeli license plates on their cars and trucks.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN