I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians


  • The Qalandiya military checkpoint in the Palestinian West Bank is the main crossing for thousands of Palestinians to cross into East Jerusalem and Israel.
  • Around 26,000 Palestinians make the commute every day for work, visiting family in nearby villages cut off by a separation wall, or to receive medical treatment. While only a few miles apart, the journey can take hours.
  • I recently took a bus from Ramallah in the West Bank to East Jerusalem so that I could experience passing through Qalandiya. While my 10-mile journey took two hours, it paled in comparison to what many Palestinians say they go through read more >>>

    Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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