24.06.18 | South Hebron Hills, Meitar Checkpoint | Palestinians cross illegally into Israel at dawn to work
Palestinians cross illegally into Israel at dawn to work. They are passing through a hole in a fence, in full view of a military checkpoint; the sign in the foreground is for the vehicle entrance. Israel’s Wall is only partially completed. At the checkpoint I tried to ask men why their permits had been rejected, but they rushed past me, lunch bags in hand, towards the nearby hill: They could not miss work this morning. Israel justifies the Wall by citing the near-total decrease in bomb attacks since the beginning of its construction, yet an estimated 40,000 Palestinians cross illegally from the West Bank every day, bypassing all security checks.