Is this the reason they gave for their visit, or an unsubstantiated accusation? As I understand it, they wanted to reach Palestinian territory, and not to remain in Israel. PIty Haaretz does not throw any light on this question, critical to a serious assessment of the situation. If Israel was trying to keep the peace in its own territory in the face of provocation, that is one thing, but if Israel was preventing people from reaching Palestinian areas that is another.
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