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WATCH: How a single checkpoint affects an entire neighborhood

Ever since the eruption of the latest round of violence, the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya has been essentially blocked off from the rest of the city by a single checkpoint. Dozens of residents, along with students from Hebrew University and members of Knesset, held a demonstration calling to open the checkpoint and end the collective punishment of 16,000 people.

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    1. Baladi Akka 1948

      The “woman who died while being delayed at a checkpoint” had a name, her husband “the resident” too, I guess. Her name was Hoda Muhuammad Darwish.

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      • Baladi Akka 1948

        Erratum: Muhammad

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    2. Carmen

      A pleasure to see Jamal Zahalka and Dov Khenin speak at this protest. It was also good to hear a professor from French Hill area declare his disgust with the situation in Issawiya. He refuses to close his heart and pretend “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical”…

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