Israel to ease West Bank movement restrictions
Ramallah: The Israeli military say it plans to further ease movement restrictions on West Bank Palestinians.
Israel has in recent months made it easier for Palestinians to travel in the West Bank.
Monday`s announcement signalled another step in that direction. It comes as Israeli and Palestinian leaders are holding indirect peace negotiations through a US mediator.
The military says it plans to open two West Bank roads to Palestinian motorists, remove 60 unmanned roadblocks and ease access of foreign tourists to the biblical city of Bethlehem.
After the outbreak of fighting with the Palestinians in 2000, Israel severely restricted Palestinian movement with hundreds of obstacles, checkpoints and its West Bank separation barrier.