Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Yellow vests

Gideon Levy gives a good account of the daily brutality inflicted by the Israelis at just one of their checkpoints in Palestine. An excerpt:

"The entire West Bank is now becoming covered with phosphorescent yellow vests. A new ruling that will come into effect in Israel shortly will require every driver to wear this glowing garment when he leaves his car at night on the road. West Bank drivers, whose safety is especially important to Israel, have rushed to buy vests from the many peddlers on the sides of the roads: They know that they will be the first ones to get ticketed for violations. At the Qalandiyah checkpoint they cost NIS 15 each."

A yellow identifying garment that people of a certain group have to wear for the safety of the public. Something like this?