When people compare Israel to Apartheid Israelis and their supporters stand up in arms against such a comparison. They say that there is no room for such a comparison. From this day on, I will agree with them. In South Africa, for example, there were beaches for Whites and Beaches for Blacks. In Apartheid Israel, there are beaches only for Israelis.
Israel has just declared that it will stop Palestinians from reaching the Dead Sea beach, already the only beach they are allowed to reach. Soldiers serving in the eastern end of the Jericho - Jerusalem road have been instructed to stop Palestinian cars, and cars of Israeli Palestinians and stop anyone with a Palestinian ID card from accessing the beach. The soldiers have indicated that "they have been informed that Israeli citizens who head to the beach for leisure are not satisfied with the presence of Palestinians on the beach," hence the decision.

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