How short distance becomes long distance …

This week I’ve met Ohood Enaia. Ohood, a very brave and adorable woman, is Manager at the Municipal Development & Lending Fund in Ramallah, West Bank. Each and every weekend she is visiting her parent’s house in Nablus, a trip of 35 minutes if you could go straight by car. But these days – depending on the check points restrictions – it might take up to 5 hours on a bad day. One way! Each day has its own life! And each check point might run its own rules!

In this video she explains why it is so complicated … Palestinian people have different ID cards and this is why easy things like e.g. going from one part of the West Bank to another can become difficult …

… and to complete the video area C, a designation from the era of the Oslo Accords,means Israel has full military and administrative control. And area C strikes fear into the heart of Palestinians …

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