International and New Zealand media have circulated a misleading story stating that Israel prevented mail reaching the PA for eight years. Designed to make Israel appear vindictive and petty, the report failed to include crucial details explaining why the mail did not get through, such as the fact that many Arab countries boycott the Israeli Postal Services. If not for the boycott, mail from Arab countries sent to the PA would be delivered via the Israeli Postal Service just as with mail sent from other regions. The reports also erroneously leave the impression that the mail was in Israel for the past ten years, rather than in Jordan.
UK’s Media Watch gives a detailed report.