Checkpoint 300: The Torturous Commute of the Palestinian Worker Entering Israel from the West Bank

The agony and dehumanizing experience of the “morning commute” for Palestinians who hold PA ID cards and must enter Israel to feed their families


Checkpoint 300 is the only point where Palestinians holding PA ID cards can cross into Israel coming from the south (from the Bethlehem region). It is only one of three checkpoints into Jerusalem that they are allowed to use (see Checkpoints, Part 1: Severing Jerusalem) and the only one that serves the entire southern West Bank. An estimated 15,000 Palestinians pass through this checkpoint daily. Those holding PA ID cards must pass through on foot.