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Hitchhiking in the '''West Bank''' is not a great idea, bad things can happen and people are likely to carry guns.  Especially not at dark.
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Hitchhiking in the '''West Bank''' is not a great idea, bad things can happen and people are likely to carry guns.  Especially not at dark. Anyway it's still quite popular amongst young settlers due to the lack of public transportation even if their was palestinian attacks related to hitchhiking. On 2005 some palestinian opened fire on jewish settlers witch where hitchhiking outside of a settlment [http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/10/16/westbank.shooting/index.html]. There have been also the cas of a false palestinian hitchhiker dressed as a religious jewish witch blowed himself in a car where he get a lift. Due to the importance of this way of transportation, the IDF took some mesures to secure it[http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/895373.html]
  
 
==Entering from [[Jordan]]==
 
==Entering from [[Jordan]]==

Revision as of 22:43, 28 October 2008

Hitchhiking in the West Bank is not a great idea, bad things can happen and people are likely to carry guns. Especially not at dark. Anyway it's still quite popular amongst young settlers due to the lack of public transportation even if their was palestinian attacks related to hitchhiking. On 2005 some palestinian opened fire on jewish settlers witch where hitchhiking outside of a settlment [1]. There have been also the cas of a false palestinian hitchhiker dressed as a religious jewish witch blowed himself in a car where he get a lift. Due to the importance of this way of transportation, the IDF took some mesures to secure it[2]

Entering from Jordan

The border crossing procedure can be time consuming. guaka ended up on Israeli territory when it was already dark. You're not allowed to walk away from the border crossing (which is also a military base) so you are left to the taxi leeches. They try to charge 30 shekels for a very short ride.

On the normal road it was very dark, but with a torch and a German guy guaka managed to hitch a ride after 30 minutes.