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Machsom: mornings at Checkpoint 300

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Checkpoint 300, or the Gilo Checkpoint, blocks the road between Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Palestinians. Since the 1990s, the checkpoint has evolved from a couple of soldiers at a roadblock to a terminal complete with full body turnstiles and biometric data checking. Another node in Israel’s ‘matrix of control’ in the West Bank, many western tourists pass through the vehicle gate of the checkpoint on day trips to visit the holy sites in Bethlehem. However, very few see the experiences of Palestinian workers there in the early hours of the morning. In early 2016, I spent many mornings at this checkpoint observing and recording the treatment of Palestinian workers. Here is what I saw.

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My thanks to Peter Morgan for all the work he put into making this video and to you for posting it on YouTube.

This is really for Annie but also let the ghetto speak, let me tell you seriously if you have good equipment, listen to the wisdom of the ghetto, alpha and omega with the steppa Unrelenting force https://youtu.be/OTTovbLcO-g let me tell you, i have massive and sophisticated equipment, but let me… Read more »

Even the number 300 is mildly terrifying. Are there 300 and more of these horrible places?

Excellent work, Peter.

Nice work. Great example of when B&W beats color in getting a point across.