Qalandiya Crossing in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 28th March, 2019. An elderly couple enter the Qalandiya Crossing for processing and entry to Jerusalem. $11 million renovations have recently been completed at the Qalandiya Crossing, the main crossing between northern Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem. Renovations were carried out in order to enhance processing of some 7,000 Palestinians every day, entering Jerusalem for work, medical care or other necessities. Upgrades include implementation of technology available at modern airports while giving consideration to security requirements. Processing of an incoming Palestinian now takes between 4-7 minutes. The Mod's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) is responsible for implementing the government's civilian policy within Judea and Samaria and for coordination and liaison with the Palestinian Authority.