In the LA Times Babylon and Beyond blog section, Ashraf Khalil in Chicago complains about his nine hours at the Eretz checkpoint.
But that’s nothing compared to the treatment he receives in the comments.
Instead of moaning and groaning about how bad Israelis treat Palestinians maybe you should focus on how bad Palestinians treat other Palestinians. The problems are among Arabs and how you treat each other. No wonder Israelis try to protect themselves.
Posted by: Dan | July 26, 2008 at 08:29 AM
Do remember that the checkpoint was built because terrorists would bring explosives to the previous checkpoint, trying to blow open a gate and kill as many Israelis as possible. Movements “restricted”? The Palestinians are free to move about Gaza – why do they have a “right” to move freely about in a foreign nation? A nation that provides free hospital care, as noted here? Why, with the billions in aid given to them in the past 20 years have they not built hospitals that can treat their own people? Even with these medical cases, we see pregnant women – in labor – bringing suicide bomb-belts to blow up the hospitals. That any nation would tolerate this, and still provide the humanitarian aid that they do, boggles the mind.
Posted by: Victor Williams | July 26, 2008 at 07:39 AM
How completely selfish. Not a word, about attacks by Hamas on these checkpoints. Instead, only complaints, about an individual’s perception of disrespect. Consider how kidnapped Israeli’s are treated (held captive or killed), compared to a few hours of inconvenience.
Posted by: DL | July 25, 2008 at 02:13 PM
It’s great to see more and more people seeing right through the propaganda and “getting it.”