Palestinians to Receive Magnetic Cards at Crossings (IDF-ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCE) 02/03/05)
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The southern command found a solution for security checks: "Wise"
magnetic cards and finger printing. According to the plan, the
measures will be implemented after the Disengagement Plan.
There will be new measures implemented for those crossing from the
Gaza Strip to Israel after the Disengagement Plan. The new measures
include magnetic cards and finger printing.
"These measures will substantially reduce the time spent at
crossings", explained Commander of Teleprocessing of the Southern
Command, Colonel Eitan. Of all the possibilities this security check
is the most advanced, there is little room for mishaps. The card to
be used at crossings will enable a more advanced identity check
allowing us to know if the person is permitted to cross or not".
Colonel Eitan added that this new technology is manually operated,
and due to a lack of resources and the closure on Judea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip we have not yet tested the new measures. "We have not
issued the magnetic cards because the crossings are closed all the
time. Maybe now, in light of the new reality in Judea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip we will be successful in testing them. We are trying
to foster the quiet and strengthen it. With the relief measures we
will give the Palestinians it´s possible that the crossings will open
and eventually be able to implement the new system". (Copyright ©
2005 Israel Defense Forces. 02/03/05)
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