Israel allows entry of Palestinian cars on its territory

For first time in 15 years doctors allowed to use own vehicles

14 April, 14:07

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, APRIL 14 - "For the first time in 15 years" Palestinian doctors working in Israeli hospitals will be able to cross into Israel directly with their own cars and Palestinian number plates starting from today, the spokesperson for Cogat, the Israeli military authority managing coordination in the Territories announced, adding that the provision also applies to "other jobs requesting a faster capacity of response".

    "It's a significant step - said the chief of civil administration David Menachem - meant to help doctors in their life-saving mission".

    ''The success of this step - he added - will be assessed in accordance with the parameters required by the security situation".

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