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New IDF rule bars Palestinians without permits from Israeli cars
By Haaretz Service
The Israel Defense Forces this week introduced new regulations limiting Palestinians without valid permits from traveling in Israeli vehicles in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.
GOC Central Command Yair Naveh issued the regulations "due to repeated attempts [at times successful] by Palestinian terror organizations to exploit Israeli vehicles in order to infiltrate Israeli population centers and carry out terror attacks against Israeli civilians," the IDF said in a statement.
The warrant, signed on Sunday, states that only Palestinians with permits can travel in vehicles bearing Israeli registration plates. The new regulations will come into effect in mid-January.
Permits recognizable by the new regulations include: Palestinians traveling with a family member with Israeli citizenship; Palestinians with entry permits into Israel or into Israeli communities in the West Bank; Palestinian holding a certificate verifying employment in an international, medical or governmental services; and Palestinians traveling on an Israeli bus which holds a permit from the Civil Administration to operate bus services in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.
Just watch. The Military won't give anyone permits. Catch-22