Articles Comments

The Only Democracy? » Human Rights Activists in the Crosshairs » Hass: IDF Preventing Cars of Israeli Activists From Entering West Bank Villages

Hass: IDF Preventing Cars of Israeli Activists From Entering West Bank Villages

Rantis Checkpoint

We have been posting articles about the participation of Israeli human rights activists in protests against the Wall in villages such as Bi’lin and Nai’lin.  Today, Amira Hass reports that Israeli Defense Forces have recorded the license plates of these protesters, and are using the information to bar their entry through checkpoints.  

A document was presented to a number of left-wing activists during the last three demonstrations. The activists were forbidden from crossing the Rantis checkpoint on their way to the two villages. In the document entitled “Data of vehicles used by left-wing Israeli activists and anarchists to reach demonstrations in Na’alin and Bil’in,” registration numbers of 11 vehicles are listed.


The activists assume that the details were sent to the IDF by police who were present at recent demonstrations.

Shai Gorsky, one of the activists prevented from passing through, said that the list was sending a message to the new protesters and youth who join in the demonstrations that “they will be made criminals before they even get here”


Written by

Carol Sanders was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is a retired legal services attorney and author of legal texts. She lived in Israel from 1963 to 1966, where she worked on a kibbutz, did graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and served as an assistant to the then-mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Carol is a long-time activist with Jewish Voice for Peace, and is the JVP representative to the Middle East Advisory Committee and a member of Bay Area Women in Black.

Filed under: Human Rights Activists in the Crosshairs · Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.