Bank security

Clip shows Palestinian newlyweds openly breaching West Bank security fence

A video clip of a Palestinian wedding party walking through a breach in the West Bank security fence to enter Israel has highlighted the porous nature of the fence, which is aimed at preventing Palestinians from entering the country unchecked. as an anti-terrorist measure.

The video has been circulating since last week on the Tiktok video-sharing app, the Ynet website reported on Sunday.

In the short clip, a bride and groom from Jenin were filmed openly crossing the border fence through one of its many breaches near the village of Jalamah in the northern West Bank. The couple – with the groom in their wedding attire and the bride in a white dress – were accompanied by several other people and a cameraman as they calmly strolled in broad daylight through a large space in the wire fence. barbed wire, then went through another large opening in a more solid fence.

Inside Israel, a car was waiting to take the couple to an unknown destination where they were later shown, apparently and inside the country, dancing with others to celebrate the wedding.

A text accompanying the shared video read: “The smuggling of a wife from the Jenin area to the occupied interior area via the Jalamah breach,” using a phrase used by many Palestinians to refer to Israeli territory.

“There is nothing that is opposed to the will of the Palestinian people”, one can read in the text.

It was not known when the video was shot.

According to the report, the video was viewed more than 600,000 times in the first four days after publication, garnering tens of thousands of likes and shares.

The Israel Defense Forces commented on the report, saying: “The vandalism of the fence and the creation of openings allowing uncontrolled entry into Israeli territory constitute a security risk and a serious violation of the law.

The army said forces are deployed in the area “in accordance with the assessments of the situation” and use various means against anyone identified as vandalizing the security fence or engaging in terrorist activities.

Israeli residents living in communities close to the security fence have long complained about loopholes that allow Palestinians to cross illegally into Israel.

Thousands of people commute every day, usually to work. However, a small minority engage in terrorist activities or carry out attacks.

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