Saturday, December 01, 2007


When next you read in stories about Israel of the evils of checkpoints then perhaps you might consider this - IDF CATCHES TWO PALESTINIAN TEENS WITH BOMBS AT WEST BANK CHECKPOINT.

"Security forces on Friday found three bombs in a bag belonging to two Palestinian teenagers at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus in the West Bank.

The youths were taken for questioning following the discovery, and sappers blew up the bombs in a controlled explosion.

Earlier, five mortar shells were fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory. All of the shells struck inside Gaza, near the fence on the border with Israel.

Rarely, if ever, do those stories in the media explain why the checkpoints exist or why Israeli often has to take tough measures against terrorism (or "armed resistance" against any Jewish presence in the region if you like). I wonder why?

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