Saturday, February 23

Closures and Checkpoints

Closed Military Area bisecting Palestinian farms: After being prevented from entering Qalqilya by the IDF, Jennifer and Daniel tried to find some high ground in one of the neighboring villages with the hope of getting a better look at the wall surrounding the town. Eventually they came to this fence laying at the edge of an olive grove. It was a closed military area as designated by the IDF. There was a series of 4 gates and on either side barbed wire and electric fence stretched for as far as the eye could see. The sign on the gate indicated that it is opened only 3 times a day: from 7-7:20am; from 1-1:20pm; and from 4:40-5:00pm.

Photographs by Jennifer Lemire and Daniel Moss for Grassroots International

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