Why Israel needs to have checkpoints

Although it is well-known why Israel needs to have so many military checkpoints, especially in Judea and Samaria where Palestinians cross into Israel, there are enough people out there who question Israel’s security policies and challenge the IDF’s methods of checking the local population that the video below becomes necessary. (h/t Henry).

It is not a new video and the story is rather well-known, but it never harms to do a refresher course.

Watch and learn.

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5 Responses to Why Israel needs to have checkpoints

  1. R Thompson ... aka "Aridog" says:

    For the life of me, I will never grasp the fanaticism that drives this homicide bomber thing. There is no logic to it. Purely evil in every context. Evil for the attackers as much as for the persons attacked. It does, vaguely, remind of some villagers we encountered long ago, in a far away place, who would appear to be “innocent” women, old men, and children living a hard scrabble existence in a village of 50 or so … which might have a rice and food stuff supply for 500, for a year, and so on, among other incriminating things. If those people were killed, we had a scandal on our hands. Fear of that has evolved over time to the “don’t shoot if the person you see carrying a weapon isn’t aiming it at you or firing at you” Rule of Engagement in some places. It is an insane give away and unnecessary risk. I am glad to know Israel isn’t burdened by such a rule, at least not in general.

    • anneinpt says:

      I am glad to know Israel isn’t burdened by such a rule, at least not in general.

      Unfortunately, PC-ness has hit Israel too in places. There are very strict ROEs for the IDF, althuogh checkpoints are still pretty strict. If they exist, The trouble is PC-ness has led to many checkpoints being removed.

  2. Osirak says:

    When I first read the headline I thought you were calling for checkpoints in Israel, which wouldn’t exactly chime with the “democracy” myth. But of course it isn’t Israel for which you want checkpoints but the illegally occupied territories. Of course….

    • anneinpt says:

      When the Palestinian terrorists decide they will stop killing Israelis, and repaying Israeli kindness with killing, e.g. this woman trying to blow up the hospital which treated her, then the checkpoints can disappear. There never used to be checkpoints before the intifada, did you know that? No, of course you didn’t. You are an ignoramus who I’m sure has never been to Israel.

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