Last night (Sunday), an organization calling itself “The Global Campaign to Return to Palestine” put up a massive roadside sign on Route 60, the central highway of Judea and Samaria. The sign, condemning the Bahrain Economic Workshop, proclaims: “The Bahrain Conference of Shame Fails – We are Stronger than any Deal.”
The roadside sign carries the emblem of the key, a reference to the Arab demand for the right of return, which is associated with the mass riots organized by Hamas on the Gaza border for the past two years, which they have labeled “The March of Return.”
Route 60 is traveled by hundreds of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians daily, and the very prominent location chosen for this sign indicates that it is directed mainly toward Israelis.
Members of the Regavim team who discovered the sign this morning are demanding its immediate removal: “This is clear incitement by an organization that encourages terrorism,” said Yishai Hemo, Regavim’s Field Coordinator for Judea and Samaria.
“In recent days, data released by Regavim has proven that the Palestinian Authority is taking over Area C. The Arabs feel that they can do as they please, and they behave as though they are already in charge of the territory – in areas under full Israeli jurisdiction. Posting a provocative sign that incites to violence and terrorism in broad daylight is a perfect illustration of the situation.”