How to tackle rowdy Israeli youths in Napa


Eli Minoff’s suggestions (Sunday Mail, August 24) for stopping the unruly behaviour of Israeli youths in Cyprus – namely that they should either be accompanied by a parent or not allowed entry and be punished with imprisonment when offending – should not be considered by Cypriot authorities.

Cyprus is not a police state. Cypriot law states that people can move freely. Imprisonment is not merely a form of punishment but a way to help people repent and reconnect with society. Ayia Napa council needs to find ways to manage this as a community: not advertising the resort as merely a drinking and clubbing haven might be one way forward.

P. Mackay, Larnaka