Author Archives: Katya Reed

Bethlehem Checkpoint: Waiting in a Line vs. Waiting in a Line under Occupation

Going through checkpoints in the West Bank is often described as similar to going through airport security before leaving on an international flight–with much more unpredictable waits, fussier metal detectors, and the added humiliating features like full-body turnstiles between caged … Continue reading

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Netanyahu heritage declaration is all about annexation of territory

The day after Netanyahu declared the Ibrahimi Mosque/Cave of the Patriarchs holy site in Hebron as an "Israeli national heritage site", Mustafa Barghouti visited the mosque. After his visit, I caught Dr. Barghouti on film explaining how this decision to … Continue reading

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Global movement joins Hebron protest to ‘Open Shuhada Street’

Last Thursday I joined Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists for the “Open Shuhada Street” demonstration to demand Palestinian access to one of the most important streets in Hebron. Hebron, along with East Jerusalem, is unique in having settlers and Israeli … Continue reading

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