SterileA racist term that helps minimise contact with a population that is potentially terrorist. There are no Arabs in a `sterile' area. The area of a checkpoint between the turnstiles (the innocuous Hebrew term is `carousels') (q.v.) and the checking-stations of the soldiers must be Arab-free. `Sterile' roads, (sometimes termed `apartheid' roads), are free of Arab vehicles. In Hebron there is what is known as a `purified road'. Recently, the term has widened to include (or, rather, exclude) another category: a sterile area is thus one that is free of MachsomWatch women.