Hebron police destroy 80 "illegal vehicles"
Published Wednesday 01/01/2014 (updated) 02/01/2014 22:23
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Police in Hebron on Wednesday destroyed 80 motor vehicles not officially registered with the PA Ministry of Transportation.
A statement said that all vehicles were checked against official records and regulations of the ministry before being demolished.
Representatives of the Ministry of Transportation and the higher council of traffic were present during the crackdown.
In the 1990s, driving unregistered vehicles was a common phenomenon in the West Bank and the PA has been trying to clampdown on the practice ever since.
A majority of the so-called "illegal" vehicles are cars bought or stolen from Israel and West Bank residents are not allowed to drive cars with Israeli registration, the statement said.
Before the creation of the Palestinian Authority, Israel was the main source of used cars for Palestinians.