Palestinian Police Arrest Hundreds of People a Week — at Checkpoints
You know those awful Israeli checkpoints that Israel-haters love to complain about?
Well, it turns out that at the border between the West Bank and Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA) arrests hundreds of people every week — far more than Israel does.
Last week, some 34,000 people traveled to and from Jordan through the Allenby Bridge, and 184 Palestinians were detained by the PA going in either direction.
And last week wasn’t unusual.
The week before, 33,000 people crossed and 223 were arrested by the PA.
The week before, 252 were arrested out of 32,000 who crossed — all under the smiling visages of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas.
Hundreds arrested every week at Palestinian checkpoints. Are they legitimately criminals? Are they political dissidents? No one seems to care. Why? Because only Israeli arrests of Palestinians are worth reporting by the media.
Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down, you already knew that.