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Monday, January 6, 2014
Crushed to death: Palestinian man dies at overcrowded West Bank checkpoint
Ephraim/Taybeh checkpoint, West Bank, Occupied Palestine (photo:David Heap/EAPPI)
Witnesses told Ma’an that 59-year-old Adel Muhammad
Yakoub from the northern West Bank village of Balaa died as a result of
extreme overcrowding inside the Ephraim/Taybeh checkpoint. They highlighted that some 10,000 Palestinian workers cross through
the checkpoint every day and that inspection procedures at the
checkpoint go very slowly causing dangerous levels of overcrowding
inside the checkpoint. The victim left behind a wife and seven children, aged 11-16. He is reported to have suffered from heart disease.