Nisreen Alayan is a human rights lawyer and the director of the Multiculturalism Clinic at the Center for the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She previously worked with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) in Jerusalem as a lawyer for a decade.
Life is unbearable for Palestinian residents of Khirbet Khamis, an enclaved village near Bethlehem surrounded by the wall and an oppressive checkpoint.
The closure of Jerusalem means severe hardships for those outside the city who seek care that is only available in it. Salma, a cancer patient, shares.