When it comes to the life of Palestinians forget anything that is normal in your life. To Palestinians daily oppression is the norm and it comes in many shapes and forms.

Abir Kopty مدوّنة عبير قبطي

Lately I’ve been going to Jenin every 2-3 weeks with family members. We usually do our vegetable shopping in the city market.

Last Saturday, on our way back from Jenin to Nazareth, we were surprised to find a new technology to check the “suspected” cars at the Israeli checkpoint.

The checkpoint’s check usually goes like this: There are about six lines of cars going out through the checkpoint, on each there is 1-2 “security” officers that ask for IDs, and decide whether this car including, its riders, do or do not consist a major threat to Israel’s “security” and “existence”. If they do not, the officer gives the car a white ticket, which means they are done with the “security” check. If yes, then the car gets a green ticket. Once you get the green one, you have to go to the far right route into a special check. You…

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