Checkpoints are a gross violation of privacy and other natural born rights. Free people should not be stopped and searched or questioned in any way if they are attempting to travel freely.
Israeli Defense Forces soldiers repeatedly shot an 18-year-old Palestinian college student last month, claiming she’d pulled a knife on a soldier while trying to cross a checkpoint on her way to class. But one eyewitness argues otherwise.
SEATTLE --- At 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 22, 18-year-old Hebron native Hadeel al-Hashlamoun was on her way to class at a local university. A metal detector rang out when she attempted to pass through Checkpoint 56. She complied when she was approached by Israeli Defense Forces soldiers from the Nahal Brigade and asked to open her bag. Then the soldiers