- Qalandiya - "no work, no food for the children, it’s bad"

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Tamar Fleishman; Translator: Tal H.

It has been three months since people’s lives have frozen as it were.

Three months since the closureinfo-icon/s continue/s. For three months now, the checkpoint opens for two hours in the morning and two in the evening.

No one knows if and how the Israeli Supreme Court ruled about the checkpoints’ opening times.


People say:

  • Our life is shit.
  • Why are punished for what happened in Gaza?
  • No work, no food for the children, it’s bad.
  • A few days ago, I drove to Hebron. At the entrance I was stopped by a policeman who sent me aside, went to the police car and wrote down a ticket, fining me

for 1,000 NIS. I have no idea why, and where I’m supposed to get the money to pay this fine.

At 5 p.m., along with the voice of the Muezzin, I heard the noise of metal barriers being dragged on the road. The soldiers hurriedly closed all openings of the checkpoint and as a joyous group, left the compound.


For years I have been trying to decipher the secret of the Hebron cauliflower’s yellow color.