A bulldozer smashes its shovel into a car with an Israeli license plate in the West Bank village of Al-Ram.
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At the police officer's gesture, the bulldozer smashes its shovel into a blue Hyundai – the latest of thousands of cars destroyed by Palestinian police every year.The operation is part of efforts to combat a large underground car market that sees vehicles stolen in Israel or deemed unfit for the roads there transported into the occupied West Bank.Palestinian authorities are concerned in part because crimes are often carried out using such unregistered cars still carrying their old Israeli plates.The Israeli guards show less concern in stopping vehicles with Israeli yellow plates, allowed to enter the West Bank, than those with Palestinian white plates, which are banned from entering Israel.Cars deemed illegal in Israel are thus able to crisscross the West Bank freely, causing a headache for Palestinian police, spokesman Louay Ezrikat said.
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