Saturday 15 February Old City, Al Khalil
Israeli soldiers entered a residential Palestinian neighborhood in the Old City
of Hebron, established a flying checkpoint, and began randomly stopping
Palestinian drivers. The soldiers slowed traffic on the narrow streets of
the neighborhood, searched cars, trunks, engines and checked the IDs of drivers
Since the early l990s, Israel has restricted the movement of Palestinians in
the Occupied Territories. Methods
of restriction include permanent and "flying" checkpoints, turnstiles,
restricted roads, and road closures.
Under Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in Article
12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Israel, as an
occupying power, is required to respect civiliansâ€™ freedom of movement.