Double Standard on Highway 443


In line with the ruling of the High Court of Justice, the IDF has opened Highway 443 the Jerusalem-Modi’in Highway to PA (Palestinian Authority) motorists, a move that was meet with outrage by the many commuters who regularly use the major vehicular route.

The IDF however reports that contrary to the predictions, the number of Israeli vehicles traveling the road daily has not diminished, but today, Monday, June 21, 2010, during a session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu confirmed the Shin Bet does not permit him to travel on the highway now due to the PA motorists, despite assurances from the IDF that the highway remains safe.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)