Since 2001 we have observed dozens of army checkpoints on paved and unpaved roads in the West Bank, the Jordan Valley and along the Separation Fence; Civil Administration offices which grant permits to Palestinians; and military courts trying Palestinian prisoners. We stand at the checkpoints observing the behavior of soldiers and Palestinians without interfering, intervening only when soldiers behave offensively to Palestinians. Then we try to speak to the soldiers themselves or telephone...
Ar-Ram, Qalandiya, Sun 3.6.12, Afternoon
two kilometers south of Qalandiya and 300 metres north of Neve Yaacov Junction, in Dahiyat el-Barid Quarter. Checkpoint has operated since 1991, in a Palestinian area annexed to Jerusalem in 1967. The checkpoint has been inactive since the middle of 2009.
Translating: Ruth Fleishman
Qalandiya- the DCL:
The shortest way to the DCL offices is a long one. You should have plenty of time on his hands and be patient in order to break through the soldiers' indifference and arrive at the destination. To be precise: 30 minutes. The lines weren't camped with people nor was there any malfunction- as the telephone receptionist claimed.
The way back from the DCL to the only possible side of the checkpoint, the Palestinian one, had been changed. One must walk through twisting passages that lead to the parking lot that is on the northern side of the checkpoint.
How is a person in a wheelchair supposed to pass there?- or perhaps as a rule, for various reasons that have to do with infrastructure that is unsuitable for the handicapped, it is not recommended for them to be in need of the checkpoint.
Driving along the wall from the insi
de was an opportunity to document some of the new inscriptions.
One of them exchanged the rage and insult to humor: "Wall for Sale"- and some on else added the price: "Free".
For three weeks in a row there has been use of "the dog regulation" at the checkpoint.