Traffic jams: The occupation’s invisible collective punishment

Israeli Border Police set up a checkpoint at the exit from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Tzur Baher, bordering Armon Hanatziv, checking every Palestinian wanting to pass, on Friday, October 16, 2015. Following the recent wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem and Israel, Israel Police is blocking every East Jerusalem neighborhood checking ID's and for knives and anything that can be used as a weapon. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ????? ??????? ???? ?????? ????? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ???? ??? ????

It turns out that of the various tools of the occupation, traffic jams are the most common: an elegant and deliberate way of carrying out Israel’s collective punishment against Palestinians.

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