Apartheid Autobahn

We reported the other day on the bogus Ha’aretz story about how bigoted Israelis are. The story was bogus, as I said. But the issues it raised are valid.

Segregated roads, for example:

Palestinian Authority Arabs unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap Jewish girls from Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron) on Sunday evening.

A number of Jewish girls reported that a vehicle driven by PA Arabs stopped next to them as they were standing at a hitchhiking station at the Ofra junction in Binyamin.

The Arabs tried to convince the girls to get into the car. The girls refused and called local security forces.

In July, an Arab carjacking gang robbed two young Israeli men near Shilo, in the Binyamin region. Ten masked robbers fell on the two, attacking them and stealing their car.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) cell planned to post a video on the Internet after a kidnapping in order to negotiate for the release of jailed terrorists. The cell planned to stage the attacks with stun guns and tear gas.

They used the method of faking a disabled vehicle or of simply blocking two-lane highways in Judea and Samaria. Most of the attempted kidnaps were reported by Arutz Sheva but they were mostly overlooked by mainstream media.

By all means, let’s discuss. What is the correct response of a people threatened by terrorism from sub-humans among them? Short of mass detentions or expulsions, segregated roads seems entirely reasonable.

You may not like the idea or my language, but I’m nothing if not empathetic. I can imagine that one of the girls nearly kidnapped by Arab terrorists was my daughter. Can you?

PS: The same goes, naturally, for Israelis on the receiving end of the barrage of rockets from Gaza. Unlike the Left in America and Europe, I sympathize with the victims of these random, cold-blooded terrorist assaults, not the perpetrators. Funny, huh?

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