Allenby Bridge to operate 24 hours on Saturday
Published Friday 18/10/2013 (updated) 19/10/2013 17:08
Pilgrims from Jericho en route to Mecca in an undated photo.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian Authority Director of Crossings Nathmi Muhana said on Friday that the Allenby Bridge will operate 24 hours on Saturday in order to accommodate Palestinians returning from Hajj.
Allenby Bridge, also referred to as al-Karama Crossing, will open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until late evening on Sunday, Muhana said during an exclusive interview with Ma'an on Friday.
Muhana added that the Palestinian, Jordanian, and Israeli sides had all reached an agreement to open the crossing overnight on Saturday to accommodate returning pilgrims.