Desperate Gaza workers trapped in West Bank, desperate to return home amid war

Desperate Gaza workers trapped in West Bank, desperate to return home amid war

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“I don’t know when they’re going to leave,” Sweety said.

“If they go to the checkpoint (to exit Jericho), the Israelis will arrest them. So the transfer will have to be coordinated with Israel,” he said.

The Israeli military administration in charge of the Palestinian territories did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory and sealed off by the Israeli military.

In Jericho, about 350 workers have been housed at Al-Istiqlal University.

During the day, they wander around aimlessly, smoke, sleep and follow bomb blasts on their phones.

“Every time the phone rings, we are afraid of bad news,” one said.

Asked whether it was not better to live under bombs in the West Bank, there was a sudden flood of replies.

One said, “We don’t care if we die there. We want to be with our children. So if something happens, we will be together.”

Another said, “We don’t sleep. We just think about our family.”

With photographs to prove it, some workers said their families had already been killed by the bombing.

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