American Jewish blogger lives in Arab country. Has anti-Jewish photos on camera. Has anti-Israel photos on camera. Has hand-written map of Jerusalem in bag. Has Arabic stickers on Mac (not PC) laptop. Has Arabic keyboard on Mac. Has Palestinian booklets in bag. Has apparently cocky attitude.
Blogger believes that Israelis shoot Palestinian children every day. Really.
Blogger goes to Israel border to enter Israel.
Guards see handwritten map of Jerusalem with central bus station marked off, guards see anti-Israel photos, guards see Arabic stickers stickers on laptop American clearly purchased/received in Arab country, guards see passport stamps from enemy countries, guards see indications of terrorist or terrorist dupe.
Warning bells go off.
Guards think, did naive or anti-Israeli American receive Mac from terrorist in Arab country, given map describing where to bring it?
Blogger told to wait, but then wanders off without Mac, leaving Mac unattended.
Mac shot by bomb disposal unit - SOP for highly suspicious objects.
I suspect that it was the
Conclusions: This story should be publicized to show the efficiency, alertness, and wariness of Israeli border security. It will help discourage attempts to smuggle in bombs through naive American tourists. It will help discourage anti-Israeli naive tourists from visiting Israel.
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