The agony and dehumanizing experience of the “morning commute” for Palestinians who hold Palestinian Authority (PA) ID cards and must enter Israel to feed their families.
How did a Palestinian NGO compel the Jerusalem police to remove 10 internal checkpoints in Sheikh Jarrah? A conversation with Adalah’s Suhad Bishara.
An interactive map of the checkpoints around Jerusalem that control Palestinian access to the city
Use the magnifier box in the bottom left-hand corner to view the map full screen. Zoom in to view the localities’ and checkpoints' names. Click on the Legend in the upper right to view and manipulate the various map layers.
Rinad’s story shows how closure steals time, lives, and livelihoods, and robs Palestinians like her of the chance to enjoy and engage with their own city.
What’s the experience of traversing a checkpoint really like, minute by agonizing minute? And what does it do to your soul? Helga Tawil-Souri narrates.