Friday, 13 April 2012
Why do we have to go to Israel if we want to go to Palestine?
The West Bank is accessible only by traveling from Israel’s Ben Gurion airport or through the Israeli-controlled border crossings. For this reason, travelers visiting the West Bank are often advised to play coy and answer mainly about visiting holy sites in Jerusalem or the Galilee in northern Israel. But volunteers or activists whose main purpose is entering the Palestinian Territories must almost certainly obfuscate their purpose for visiting, or risk intense questioning, strip search, or deportation