The Checkpoint Women of Israel

Eighty-five percent of Israel’s checkpoints are inside the Palestinian West Bank. Palestinians traveling from towns and villages, whether to find work or give birth or honor the dead, experience aimed guns, hard questions and long waits. Every day, roughly 50 to 100 of Machsom Watch’s 400 Israeli women go out in 24 shifts to keep tabs on the remote outposts and advocate for fair treatment of Palestinians. The women’s main task is to observe and to write reports on what they observe, in order to make private acts of malice public. The reports are then published weekly on the organization’s website for all to read.

read more at In These Times

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