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The Impact of the Conflict
on Daily Life

Firsthand Reports

The Wall | Checkpoints | Curfews | Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Collective Punishment/Terrorism | Invasions | Family Life | Water

First-Hand Reports
The Wall | Checkpoints | Curfews | Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Collective Punishment/Terrorism | Invasions | Family Life


The Wall
Israel's wall and towers snakes through Palestinian land.

Israel is building a separation barrier through Palestinian towns, villages, and farmland. Fact Sheet | Articles

Checkpoints
Palestinians wait at a checkpoint.

Israel has constructed hundreds of checkpoints and roadblocks on Palestinian land, which restrict all movement, even to school, work, and hospitals. Fact Sheet | Articles

Curfews
A small girl peers out from begind a wire fence.

The Israeli military often puts entire towns under ‘curfew.’ This means that no one may leave there home until the curfew is lifted. Fact Sheet | Articles

Discrimination Vs. Coexistence
Detained Palestinians face the wall.

Evidence indicates that coexistence is possible if the current imbalance of power and policies of discrimination are overturned. Fact Sheet | Articles

Collective Punishment/Terrorism
An old woman cries into her hand.

Americans almost never hear about many of the disturbing tactics that make this conflict so bloody and seemingly intractable. moreFact Sheet | Articles

Invasions
Tanks kick up dust as they enter Gaza.

Every so often there is a full-scale invasion into a Palestinian town, city, or entire region. Fact Sheet | Articles

Family Life
A family smiles for the camera.

This conflict has a deeply devastating impact on family life. Fact Sheet | Articles

Water
Water is an extremely limited resource in the Middle East.

Limited water exacerbates the conflict. Israelis receive five times as much water per person as Palestinians. Fact Sheet | Articles


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