Israel finally gave Jordan the go-ahead to deliver tons of old mail to the West Bank. Israel controls Palestinian borders, and has held up some incoming mail for years over things like security concerns. Some of it has been stashed in neighboring Jordan.
Now, two years after signing a deal that was supposed to give Palestinians their mail directly, Israel’s saying ‘here’s a big batch.’ There are literally tons that Palestinian postal works need to sift through and deliver. And some of it is up to eight years old.