If the IDF did not have to check each and every bag and parcel if it was a bomb, there would be NO checkpoints at all. 5 wars and hundreds of attacks has led to the evolution of today's numerous checkpoints. Yesterday a suicide bomber was killled in Nabulas. Israel started with 0 checkpoints, each checkpoint thereafter was in response to savage Arabs. Face the reality on the ground mt freinds, don't look at Israel as if they are wrong, because indeed they are right.
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from the article: UN: Number of checkpoints in West Bank up 40% in past year