Representatives of Machsom Watch met with Dan Halutz, IDF Chief of Staff on 5th March. The NGO, which claims to monitor the behavior of IDF soldiers at checkpoints while openly expressing its political positions, as noted in NGO Monitor’s analysis, also criticised travel restrictions. Halutz responded by saying that "Humanitarianism is not exclusively owned by Machsom (checkpoint)-Watch and it is tested not only at the checkpoints, but also in preventing suicide bombers from reaching the markets of Tel Aviv and Netanya."



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