Quneitra Crossing

Quneitra Crossing

Infobox Bridge
bridge_name= Quneitra Crossing

official_name= Quneitra Crossing מעבר קונייטרה تقاطع القنيطرة
carries=Pedestrians, Commercial Goods, Humanitarian Missions
crosses=Border between Israel and Syria
locale=flagicon|ISR Israel flagicon|SYR Quneitra, Syria
maint=flagicon|UN United Nations

The Quneitra Crossing ( _ar. تقاطع القنيطرة, _he. מעבר קונייטרה) is an international border crossing between Syria and Israel and it is by no means an official point of crossing between the two nations, as they are officially in a state of war. Syrian Druze from the Golan Heights are permitted to cross one way through the passage to study, work and live in Syria. Only those who receive special permission are allowed to cross the border and come back for the Habil pilgrimage [ [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1219913192300&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull Druse women join pilgrimage to Syria] JPost, Aug. 29, 2008] .

In recent years, the crossing has also been used for the export of Druze-grown apples to Syria, under the auspices of the Red Cross [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/910575.html Druze women protest in call to open Golan border crossing] HaAretz, Oct. 8, 2007] [ [http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/transcripts/2005/mar/050314.mccarthy.html Druze Farmers in Israel's Golan Heights Sell Applies to Syria] NPR, March 14, 2005] .


External links

* [http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html US Consular Information Sheet - Israel, the West Bank and Gaza]
* [http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/golan-update-010307 ICRC activities in the occupied Golan]

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