Israeli leader calls for segregating Israelis and Palestinians on the road

PNN/ Jerusalem/
Avi Dichter, former Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief, on Sunday called on separating the roads between Israeli and Palestinian pedestrians, in order to prevent what he called “vehicular terror attacks.”The far-right member of Likud party said on Israel radio that “this is a significant point politically, not only operationally. Ultimately we have to separate them.”

“They are there and we are here,” he continued. “You want to get to us? Pass the checkpoint with the all-clear that you are not carrying a weapon. If you are on our list of potential suspects, you can’t enter.”

“They are there and we are here,” he continued. “You want to get to us? Pass the checkpoint with the all-clear that you are not carrying a weapon. If you are on our list of potential suspects, you can’t enter.”

“The solution to the problem is the isolation or detachment of [Palestinian] areas,” he added, noting that potentially dangerous suspects passing from Shechem into Israel is “a real problem.”

This way, he said, “a Palestinian vehicle can’t get into an Israeli settlement, and Israeli vehicles cannot get into Palestinian settlements.”

Dichter used stab attack that happened last Sunday as a pretext to segregate the roads between Palestinians and Israelis.

The attack which he cited took place Sunday night, where a Palestinian was shot dead after he “suspectedly” stabbed an Israeli settler near  Mode’ein settlement, near Ramallah, wounding him lightly.

 The tension and stab attacks, in which Palestinians are immediately shot, have increased with the unprecedented construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank, in addition to the continuous demolitions and evictions taking place almost daily.