Letters to the Editor

Story misunderstood

The Associated Press article, “Official questions plan to ban some riders,” in the Star-Telegram Oct. 29, is not surprisingly full of “facts” but subverts the truth by omitting some vital information.

The proposed “ban” would require that “Palestinians” coming to Israel from Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank) through the Eyal crossing return through the Eyal crossing.

There are many crossings from Judea and Samaria, and Eyal is the only one in question. Those entering Israel undergo a security check, and once through the crossing can move all through Israel without restraint and return to their homes via any of the crossings.

The reason for the proposed rule? Israeli security! At present, there is no way to track the return of “Palestinians” to Judea and Samaria through the crossing, and Israel is intent on keeping tabs in order to reduce the chance of a terrorist attack.

Before the new directive goes into effect it will be examined by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to decide if it violates anti-racism laws or establishes a proportionate security measure.

— Frankie Schwartzwald, Grand Prairie

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