In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo an Israeli officer walks next to Palestinian firefighters, crossing into Israel from the West bank town of Jenin through Al-Jalameh checkpoint, in order to help to extinguish the fire in northern Israel. Israel had to cancel a Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, ceremony meant to honor Palestinian firefighters who helped battle Israel’s worst wildfire after some of the Palestinians were denied entry into Israel. (AP Photo)
This might seem like your ordinary boring photo that you quickly scroll past to get to the next interesting post, but take a moment and you will find it is so much more than that.
Palestinian firefighters drove into Israel to help Israel calm the massive forest fire that was raging in the north of the country. That’s nice of them and there’s nothing out of the ordinary there, and they were allowed into the country at that time — but when it came down to them trying to get into Israel to attend a ceremony in their honour for the help they gave — they were denied entry.