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West Bank roads on which Palestinian vehicles are completely prohibited, 31 January 2017
 

Area Road Prohibited section of road   Scope of prohibition Distance
Northern West Bank Name/Number From To   (in km)
  Route 557 Entrance to Entrance to settlement of Total (including pedestrians) 3.9
    Beit Dajan Elon Moreh    
  Route 5 Bruqin Junction Kafr Kassem Checkpoint, the Green Line Total 4
East Jerusalem Route 404 Har Hotzvim Beginning of Rt. 45 Total 5.8
Southern West Bank (Begin Blvd. North)        
  Route 443 Beit 'Ur al-Fauqa Giv'at Ze'ev intersection Total 7.8
  Qedar - Ma'ale Adumim Rd. Ma'ale Adumim Old entrance to Qedar Total 4.2
  Route 60 Gilo Junction Tunnels Checkpoint Total 4.6
  Route 45 Giv'at Ze'ev Junction Qalandiya Checkpoint Total 3.2
  Prohibited roads in downtown Hebron See Hebron table, hereinafter     6.72
Total         40.22


West Bank roads on which Palestinian vehicles are restricted, 31 January 2017

Area Road Prohibited section of road   Scope of prohibition Distance
  Name/Number From To   (in km)
Central West Bank Route 55 Jaljulye Checkpoint, east of Qalqiliya The Green Line Partial1 3.6
  Route 466 Beit El Route 60 Partial2 5.5
East Jerusalem Route 436 a-Nabi Samwil Giv'at Ze'ev/Neighborhood of al-Khalayleh, al-Jib: Gate between al-Jib and Giv'at Ze'ev Partial3 4
           
East Jerusalem Route 436 Giv'at Ze'ev Junction/Ofer Prison a-Nabi Samwil Partial4 5.9
Total         19

 

 

 

1. Passage prohibited to Palestinians with the exception of the residents of the villages of a-Ramadin and ‘Arab Abu Fardah, which were separated from the rest of the West Bank by the Separation Barrier, and of Palestinians holding agricultural permits, whose lands were cut off by the Separation Barrier, west of Qalqiliyah.
2. In December 2014 Beit El Checkpoint was opened to allow one-way only Palestinian passage, permitting Palestinians to cross the checkpoint in order to enter Ramallah. With the exception of ambulances and VIP card holders, Palestinians are still not allowed to leave Ramallah via this checkpoint.
3. Passage prohibited to Palestinians with the exception of a limited number of residents of the neighborhood of a-Nabi Samwil who are permitted to drive their cars on the road according to a list managed at the checkpoint.
4. Passage prohibited to Palestinians with the exception of five vehicles which were given a permit to provide services to the Palestinians in the area.
 

 

Roads in Hebron closed to Palestinians, 31 January 2017

 

Area/Road Prohibited section   Permitted/Prohibited   Distance Comments
  From To Pedestrians Vehicles (in km)  
Jabel a-Rahmeh Qafishah building Al-Qadi bakery Residents of the neighborhood only. Prohibited 0.4 Persons registered as residents of the neighborhood in their ID card.
Tel Rumeida Checkpoint 56 Qafishah building Residents of the neighborhood only. Prohibited 0.6 Persons registered as residents of the neighborhood in their ID card.
Jewish Cemetery Al-Qadi bakery Gilbert Junction Checkpoint Residents of the neighborhood only. Prohibited 0.2 Persons registered as residents of the neighborhood in their ID card.
Abu 'Aisha Gilbert Junction Checkpoint Home of Abu Haikal family Residents of the neighborhood only. Prohibited 0.1 Vehicles completely prohibited. Only members of Abu 'Easheh and Abu Haikal families permitted to pass on foot.
a-Shuhada Street Checkpoint 56 Beit Hadassah Residents of a-Shuhada Street only Prohibited 0.15 Persons registered as residents in their ID card.
a-Shuhada Street Beit Hadassah A-Sultan's Pool Prohibited Prohibited 1  
a-Shuhada Street A-Sultan's Pool Pharmacy Checkpoint Permitted Prohibited 0.05  
a-Sahala Al-Jamal Market The Court Prohibited Prohibited 0.2  
a-Sahala The Court 'Abed Checkpoint Permitted Prohibited 0.05  
a-Sahala Bab al-Khan vegetable market Prohibited Prohibited 0.05  
a-Sahala Bab al-Khan Al-Hadadin Market Prohibited Prohibited 0.05  
a-Sahala Al-Ibrahimiya School Bakery Checkpoint Permitted Prohibited 0.1  
a-Salaimeh neighborhood Bakery Checkpoint The Bench Checkpoint The military has split the street in two, a paved road for Jews and a rough, dirt road for Palestinians. permitted Prohibited 0.07 There is a chain-link fence down the middle of the road to separate Palestinian from Jewish pedestrians.
a-Salaimeh neighborhood Bakery Checkpoint A-Rajbi intersection Permitted Prohibited 0.1  
Worshippers' Way Bakery Checkpoint Zion intersection Permitted Prohibited 0.2 On Jewish holidays and Saturdays prohibited to pedestrians as well. Instead, pedestrians are directed to a side road, a rough path opened at these times for Palestinians.
'Othman bin 'Afan/Kiryat Arba/Zion A-Rajbi intersection Wadi al-Ghurus intersection Permitted Prohibited 2 All permits issued in 2009 for passage by vehicle to Palestinians for whom it is the only access road to their house were denied in October 2015.
Wadi al-Ghurus Wadi al-Ghurus intersection Al-'Asili building Permitted Prohibited 1  
Wadi a-Nassara (The Christians) Zion intersection House of Kayed D'ana Permitted Prohibited 0.4 On Jewish holidays and Saturdays prohibited to pedestrians as well. Instead, pedestrians are directed to a side road, a rough path opened at these times for Palestinians.
Total         6.72  
 

 

 

 

Checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza

Name Sort descending District Staffing Checkpoint Type Description
a-Nabi Saleh Ramallah and al-Bira Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Includes a watch-tower, metal gate, and concrete blocks. The watch-tower is permanently staffed, but the checkpoint is generally open and only occassionaly staffed, with no set schedule.

A-Rajabi Building Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located at the entrance to the a-Ras area. Staffed by the military. Soldiers perform random checks which were stepped up since April 2014, when permission to settlers enter the a-Rajabi Building was reinstated. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, the checkpoint is closed to Palestinians.

a-Sawahrah a-Sharqiyah East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. It separates a-Sawahrah a-Sharqiyah, a-Sawahrah al-Gharbiah and Jabal al-Mukabber from the rest of East Jerusalem. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of 1,300 residents who live on the other side of the barrier and whose names are on a list at the crossing and to residents of Jabal al-Mukabber who may cross on foot one way, in the direction a-Sawahrah a-Sharqiya. In early 2014, the Border Police began allowing the listed Palestinians to cross in their vehicles in both directions from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Residents of a-Sawahrah a-Sharqiyah who have entry permits to Israel may not go through this checkpoint and must travel to a-Zeitun Checkpoint.

a-Sheikh Sa'ed East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, at the entrance to a-Sheikh Sa’ed. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of residents of the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood and a-Sheikh Sa’ed residents with entry permits. Both groups may cross only on foot. East Jerusalem residents who do not live in Jabal al-Mukabber are allowed to enter a-Sheikh Sa'ed through the checkpoint, but may not exit from there. To leave a-Sheikh Sa'ed, they have to go through the a-Zeitun or at a-Za'ayem Checkpoint.

a-Taybah / Sha'ar Efrayim Tulkarm Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier at a spot where it corresponds to the Green Line. Used for the passage of goods. Staffed by private security companies from 7:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M

a-Taybah/Rimmonim Ramallah and al-Bira Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 457, at the intersection of the access road to the village of a-Taybah and the settlements Rimmonim and Ma'ale Adumim. Includes a watch-tower. The watch-tower is permanently staffed, but the checkpoint is open and rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

a-Tur Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

The checkpoint separates Mt. Grizim from Nablus. The checkpoint includes a watch-tower, concrete blocks, and a metal gate. Since March 2012, the gate is usually open, rarely staffed, without a set schedule, and people are able to cross freely. Previously, the checkpoint was permanently staffed by the military Samaritans were allowed to cross at all times, and Palestinians with permits (13 families that live east of the checkpoint) were allowed to cross at certain times.

a-Zaitun/Ras Abu Sbitan East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, separating al-‘Eizariyah from the neighborhood of a-Tur and the rest of East Jerusalem. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents and permit holders, who are allowed to cross only on foot.

a-Za’ayem - Jerusalem East Jerusalem Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

Crossing point in the Separation Barrier, separating a-Za'ayem from Jerusalem. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Palestinians are not permitted to cross, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents who are permitted to cross, but only by vehicle.

a-Za’ayem - West Bank East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Crossing point in the Separation Barrier, separating a-Za'ayem from the rest of the West Bank (not including Jerusalem). Staffed around the clock by the Border Police and private security companies. Random inspections are conducted of those crossing the checkpoint.

Abed / Tomb of the Patriarchs - South Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located approximately 50 meters from the Tomb of the Patriarchs checkpoint. Staffed by Border Police. Controls traffic on a-Sahleh St. and the area near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Random checks conducted.

al-'Arub Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

There is a military guard-tower at the alternate entrance to al-‘Arrub R.C. Soldiers rarely leave the tower to conduct inspections.

al-Awqaf \ Tnuva Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed by the military. Near the entrance of the Avraham Avinu settlement. Palestinians are not allowed to cross to a-Shuhada Street.

al-Fawar Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 60, at the al-Fawwar-Dura intersection. The infrastructure includes a watch-tower and an iron gate, but it is usually open and only rarely staffed by the military, without a set schedule. When staffed, checks are conducted randomly. The military rarely closes the gate.

Al-Hamra Jericho Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Staffed by the military. Up until October 2012 Palestinian vehicles were not allowed to enter the Jordan Valley, with the exception of vehicles registered to residents of the Jordan Valley. Up until May 2015 the checkpoint had been staffed around the clock; since May 2015 it has been intermittently staffed.

al-Jab’a (near Surif) Bethlehem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on Route 367. Staffed by the military around the clock. Closed to Palestinians.

al-Kafriyat Tulkarm Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by the military. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of farmers with entry permits to the seam zone (Palestinians with entry permits to Israel and not the seam zone, may not enter).

al-Mahkamah (a-Sahleh) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed by Border Police, particularly on Israeli holidays, the Jewish sabbath (Saturdays), and other special events. Usually staffed by one police officer who keeps Palestinians from crossing to a-Shuhada Street.

al-Walajah / Malha / ‘Ein Yalu Bethlehem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on the Green Line. Staffed around the clock by the military, Border Police, and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents.

Alenbi Bridge Jericho Permanently staffed Border Crossing
Ari'el-Salfit Salfit Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the northern entrance to Salfit, south of the village of Kifl Haris. Permanently staffed by the military. From the beginning of the second Intifadah to September 2011, Palestinians were not allowed to travel on the road which connects the district city of Salfit to the villages north of it. Palestinian vehicles were forced to take a long detour. At present, Palestinians may travel on the road only on local public transportation, which links Salfit to the six villages nearby it. Access to to the road is permitted also to ambulances, fire engines, and vehicles belonging to the Salfit Council and the Palestinian DCO. During holidays checkpoint operating hours are extended and restrictions are lessened.

Atarah Ramallah and al-Bira Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Includes a watch-tower permanently staffed by the military, but the checkpoint itself is open and rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

Baqah al-Gharbiyah / Nazlat ‘Isa Tulkarm Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier at a location where the Barrier runs along the Green Line. Staffed by the military from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of seven Palestinian families who live west of the Separation Barrier.

Beit 'Awwa Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Staffed by the military and Border Police. The checkpoint has electric gates. Palestinians can cross on foot or by car. Inspections are conducted randomly.

Beit 'Ur al-Fauqa Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on a road leading to Route 443, near the village of Beit 'Ur al-Fauqa. Staffed by the military around the clock. Passengers travelling to Ramallah via Route 443 are inspected.

Beit El DCO Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

The checkpoint is open around the clock and staffed by the military. From the beginning of the intifada until December 2014 it was closed by the military to Palestinians, with the exception of emergency vehicles and VIP-card holders. As of December 2014, the military permits Palestinians to cross the checkpoint into Ramallah, but not to exit the city in the direction of Jerusalem. Since 2015 the military has generally been permitting leaving Ramallah by the checkpoint on Saturdays, until the end of the Jewish Sabbath in the evening.

Beit Furik Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the eastern entrance to Nablus. Includes a watch-tower and metal gate. The watch-tower is permanently staffed, but the checkpoint itself is open and rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

Beit Hadassah (a-Shuhada) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Usually staffed by one soldier, sometimes accompanied by a police officer. Palestinians are not allowed to cross to Shuhada Street.

Beit Jala DCO Bethlehem Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the intersection between Beit Jala and al-Walajah. Has infrastructure that includes concrete blocks, but is usually open and staffed only very rarely, without a set schedule.

Beit Sira Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on a road leading to Route 443, near the village of Beit Sira. Staffed by the military around the clock from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Passengers travelling to Ramallah via Route 443 are inspected.

Beit Ummar Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

The checkpoint includes a watch-tower and a gate. The checkpoint is usually open and only rarely staffed by the military, without a set schedule.

Bet She’an-Bardala / The Jordan Valley Jenin Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents who may pass following an thorough inspection. During certain agricultural seasons, Palestinian trucks transporting agricultural produce are allowed to cross twice a week.

Bet Yatir/al-Asaifer Hebron Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, located near the Bet Yatir settlement. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of the Abu Qabita family who lives west of the barrier (they are not allowed to cross into Israel either.)

Bidu/Beit Iksa (Ras Bidu) East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, separating the villages of Bidu and Beit Iksa. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Passage is permitted to all Beit Iksa residents, some Bidu residents, and East Jerusalem residents.

Bitunya commercial crossing East Jerusalem Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Used only for trucks transporting goods from and to Ramallah, using the "back-to-back" method between the West Bank and Israel. Open from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Checkpoint 300 Bethlehem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Staffed around the clock by the military, Border Police and private security companies. The checkpoint has an extensive infrastructure and is defined as a terminal. Palestinians are not allowed to cross into Jerusalem unless they hold entry permits into Israel or are East Jerusalem residents. Israeli tourist buses are allowed to enter Bethlehem only through this crossing.

Cliff Hotel (Surkhi Qunbar) East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, south of Abu Dis, at the entrance to the al-Qunbar neighborhood, some of whose residents have Israeli identity cards and others West Bank identity cards. Al-Qunbar was cut off from Abu Dis by the Separation Barrier. Up until 2015 only residents of al-Qunbar and their visitors who received specific authorization were allowed to go through. As of 2015, Palestinians with Israeli identity cards and those with entry permits to Jerusalem may go through the crossing point up to al-Qunbar neighborhood.

Container/Qidron crossing/Wadi a-Nar Bethlehem Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Situated east of Abu Dis. Controls Palestinian travel between the northern and southern West Bank. Includes traffic lanes, access roads, road spikes, traffic lights, and road signs.

Deir Ballut Salfit Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Includes a watch-tower that is occasionally staffed. The checkpoint itself is usually open and rarely staffed, without a set schedule.

Deir Sharaf/New Beit Iba Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 557 by Deir Sharaf. Includes a watch-tower and concrete blocks. Is generally open and only rarely staffed by the military, without a set schedule. When staffed, checks of people crossing are conducted randomly.

Diwan a-Rajabi (160) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Separates al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs) from the neighborhoods south of the compound. Staffed around the clock by Border Police. In September 2016, infrastructure at the checkpoint was expanded; turnstiles and a screening room with electronic devices were added. Everyone who comes to the checkpoint undergoes a careful security check. Palestinians aged 16 to 30 who do not live in the area are prohibited to cross the checkpoint. Palestinians are not allowed through the checkpoint during Israeli holidays.

Efrat / Wadi Rahal Bethlehem Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on the road that leads to the Efrat settlement and to land owned by Palestinians from Wadi Rahhal. Staffed by Efrat's security guards. Open around the clock to Israelis. Closed to Palestinians.

Ein Gedi Jericho Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents and holders of Israeli entry permits.

Entrance to Qalqiliyah Qalqiliya Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Includes a watch-tower, but is generally open and rarely staffed, without a set schedule.

Erez Gaza Strip Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Used for travel between Gaza and Israel, and from Gaza to the West Bank via Israel. Israel currently allows people through the crossing only in humanitarian cases, as well as to staff-members of international organizations, diplomats and some 1,000 merchants who have permanent entry-permits. On Christian holidays, Israel allows Christians to travel through the crossing. The checkpoint is sometimes used for bringing in medicines and medical equipment.

Giv'at Haavot / al-Muhwal Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located at the entrance to the settlement Giv'at Ha'avot. Staffed by the military - usually by a single soldier. The checkpoint has a gate that prevents Palestinian vehicles from crossing, with the exception of residents of the area who have special permits allowing them to cross in private cars. Other Palestinians may cross only on foot.

Giv'at Ze’ev / al-Jib East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Crossing in the Separation Barrier, west of the village of al-Jib. Permanently staffed by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians leaving Ramallah, with the following exceptions: 1) Residents of the al-Khalayleh neighborhood of al-Jib, 2) Residents of al-Jib who own land on the western side of the Separation Barrier, 3) Residents of a-Nabi Samwil for whom this is the only access to Ramallah and the villages of northwest Jerusalem, and 4) Palestinians with work permits for the Givat Ze'ev settlement. 5) UN personnel travelling in UN vehicles. As of February 2015, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are permitted to cross into Ramallah.

Gush Etzion Bethlehem Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 60, between Hebron and Bethlehem. Includes concrete blocks, but is usually open and rarely staffed, without a set schedule.

Halhul-Hebron/Route 35 Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 35. Includes a watch-tower. The checkpoint is usually open and only rarely staffed by the military, without a set schedule.

Hizma East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, on Route 437, east of Pisgat Ze’ev. It is staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents and members of the Khatib and 'Askar families.

Huwarah Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at southern entrance to Nablus. Includes a watch-tower that is occasionally staffed by the military, and separate lanes for pedestrians and vehicles. The checkpoint is open and only rarely staffed, without a set schedule.

Idhna Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 35. The checkpoint includes a watch-tower and a gate which is usually open and only rarely staffed by the military, without a set schedule.

Irtah / Sha'ar Efrayim Tulkarm Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed by private security companies from 4:00AM to 7:00 PM. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of Palestinians with entry permits to Israel.

Ja'bri / al-'Ein al-Hamra / Generator Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located north of the al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs). Staffed around the clock by Border Police. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of a single family who lives in the Ja'bri neighborhood. Occasionaly opened during the month of Ramadan to allow access to al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs).

Jaba’/ a-Ram Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located between a-Ram and Jaba'. Staffed by the military. Passengers travelling to Ramallah are checked. Passengers from Ramallah are rarely and randomly checked.

Jalameh / Mqeibleh Jenin Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. The checkpoint has an extensive infrastructure, similar to a terminal. Closed to Palestinians, except for East Jerusalem residents and Palestinians with entry permits into Israel. They are permitted to cross only on foot. Closed also to Israelis, with the exception of Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. Also used for transporting goods between the West Bank and Israel using the "back-to-back" method. The checkpoint opens at 5:00 A.M. to allow Palestinians working in Israel to enter; then, from 8:00 A.M., vehicles may cross from Israel to Jenin. The checkpoint is closed between 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. From 2:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. no one may cross into Israel. From 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. people can cross from Israel into Jenin, and Palestinian citizens of Israel can return from Jenin to Israel. During Muslim holidays, restrictions are eased and hours of operation extended, but not consistently.

Jaljulyeh / HaPerot (Fruit) / 109 Qalqiliya Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by private security companies. Palestinians are not permitted to cross, with the exception of residents of Ras a-Tira, a-Dab'ah, Wadi A-Rasha, a-Ramadin, and ‘Arab Abu Farda, which are separated from the rest of the West Bank by the Separation Barrier, and residents of Qalqiliya who own land on the western wide of the barrier.

Jericho East (toward Allenby Bridge) Jericho Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

The checkpoint is open and staffed around the clock. It is used by people traveling to and from Jordan via Allenby Bridge. Palestinians may cross on foot. Vehicles are not allowed to cross, except for public transportation and diplomatic corps vehicles.

Kafr Qassem / Kafr 'Ein Qalqiliya Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on Route 5. Staffed around the clock by the military. Closed to Palestinians.

Karni Gaza Strip Closed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Used for shipping goods into the Gaza Strip. Closed since March 2011.

Kerrem Shalom Gaza Strip Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

Used for importing goods and fuel into the Gaza Strip and, in rare cases, for shipping export goods out of Gaza.

Maccabim / Beit Sira Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents and holders of entry permits to Israel.

Mazmuriyeh / a-Nu’man East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of residents of Mazmuriyeh and East Jerusalem.

Ma’ale Efrayim/Gittit Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located about 100 meters west of the intersection access road to Route 505. The checkpoint controls entry to the Jordan Valley. Intermittently staffed by the military, with no set schedule. When staffed, passage of Palestinian vehicles is restricted, allowing passage only to Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley or those with special permits, such as Palestinians employed in settlements. Until October 2012 the crossing of Palestinian vehicles into the Jordan Valley was restricted, and only vehicled registered to Jordan Valley residents were permitted to cross.

Meitar Hebron Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier at a location where it corresponds to the Green Line. Closed to Palestinians, except for holders of entry permits to Israel, and then only on foot.

Military tower near the Qafishah Building Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Military tower near the Qafishah Building at Jabal a-Rahmeh. Staffed around the clock by soldiers. Random checks of people passing through.

Nabi Yunis/Halhul-Sa’ir Hebron Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the Halhul-Sa’ir intersection, on Route 60. Includes a watch-tower. It is usually open and only infrequently staffed by the military, without a set schedule.

Nahal Oz Gaza Strip Closed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Used for transporting fuel and gas into the Gaza Strip. Closed since 2010.

Nashash/ Efrat North Bethlehem Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on the entry road to Bethlehem. The checkpoint includes a watch-tower equipped with four cameras which is rarely staffed by the military. It also includes a gate on the road to Bethlehem. On rare occasions, the military closes the gate, but usually it is open.

Ni’lin / Modi’in Illit Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, except for holders of entry permits to Israel.

Ofer - Jerusalem Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on Route 443. Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents.

Police (Shoter) / Hebron DCO / Bab a-Zawiya (56) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Separates the neighborhood of Tel Rumeidah from Area H1 which is under Palestinian security control. Staffed around the clock by the military. Open only to pedestrian traffic. Closed on some Israeli holidays, at times that settlers are the area. Since October 2015, Palestinians can cross the checkpoint only if they live in the neighborhood. In early 2016 infrastructure at the checkpoint was expanded; a screening room with electronic devices, an observation room and four turnstiles were added.

Qalandiya Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Open and staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. The checkpoint has extensive infrastructure and is defined as a terminal. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of East Jerusalem residents and holders of Israeli entry permits, subject to inspection.

Qalqiliyah DCO / Eyal Qalqiliya Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on the Green Line. Staffed by private security companies. Operates from 4:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of holders of Israeli entry permits.

Rafah Gaza Strip Permanently staffed Border Crossing

Used for travel between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. After the Disengagement responsibility for the crossing was handed over to the Palestinian Authority, and the checkpoint was administered by Palestinian and Egyptian security forces supervised by a European Union force. After the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, the crossing remained largely closed on Israeli orders. Once Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, the EU force left Gaza and the crossing was shut down completely. The crossing was reopened only in November 2011, after the Egyptian uprising. Following the Egyptian coup in 2013, travel through the crossing was cut back.

Rantis / Ofarim Ramallah and al-Bira Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by the military and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of holders of entry permits to Israel.

Salem Jenin Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Serves as the entrance to the Israeli DCO at Salem, where there is a military court, the Land Registry Office, and a small police station. Staffed only during daytime by the military and Border Police. Sujbect to inspection, Palestinians may enter the DCO. During the olive-harvest season and sujbect to coordination with the DCO, Palestinian residents of the village of Zabuba are allowed to cross the checkpoint to reach their lands.

Shani Hebron Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier where it corresponds to the Green Line, at the turn into the settlement of Shani. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of permit-holding Palestinian farmers whose land is west of the Separation Barrier. Crossing into Israel is forbidden, even to people with entry permits.

Shavei Shomron/ Sabastiya Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 60, at the eastern entrance to the Shavei Shomron settlement. Includes a watch-tower, metal gate, and concrete blocks. Is generally open and only infrequently staffed by the military with no set schedule. Even when open, only random checks are conducted.

Shu’afat Refugee Camp East Jerusalem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier, near the Shu'fat Refugee Camp, which is in the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municiplaity, but was cut off from the city by the Separation Barrier. Staffed around the clock by Border Police and private security companies. In December 2011, the checkpoint's infrastructure was expanded to that of a terminal. The checkpoint is usded by residents of the Shu'fat Refugee Camp and the neighborhood of Ras Khamis to enter Jerusalem. The Ras Khamis Checkpoint which was used for the same purpose was closed in September 2012. In addition, other East Jerusalem residents and residents of ‘Anata who hold entry permits to Israel may also go through. Closed to all other Palestinians.

Sufa Gaza Strip Closed Last Checkpoint before Israel

At different points in time, used for transporting building materials into the Gaza Strip. Closed since March 2011.

Tal Rumeidah (Gilbert) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed by the military from early morning to 10:00 P.M. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of neighborhood residents and permit holders. Random checks are conducted of passersby. Turning left after the checkpoint is permitted only to members of the Abu 'Eishah, Abu Haikal, al-'Aza, and al-Khatib families.

Tapuah/Za'tara Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

The checkpoint separates the northern West Bank from the southern West Bank. Vehicles traveling to the southern West Bank on Routes 60 and 505 are checked. Partially staffed by the military. Random checks of people passing through the checkpoint.

Tarqumya Hebron Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of holders of Israeli entry permits. Used for tansporting goods between the West Bank and Israel.

Tayasir/The Jordan Valley Tubas Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Intermittently staffed by the military. Had been staffed around the clock until May 2015. Until October 2012 Palestinian vehicles access to the Jordan Valley was restricted, and only vehicles registered to Jordan Valley residents were permitted entry. As of May 2015, the checkpoint is intermittently staffed.

The Bakery / Tomb of the Patriarchs /al-Haram al-Ibrahimi - Southeast Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed around the clock by Border Police. Located near the police station. Random checks conducted. Since 2015, Border Police have been keeping Palestinians from the wide, paved portion of the road.

The Bench 2 checkpoint Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Checkpoint established in mid-2012. Located on Worshipers Road approx. 20 meters east of the Benches Checkpoint. Staffed by one Border Police officer in a sentry-box who watches the passersby.

The Bench checkpoint Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located east of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, approximately 100 meters northwest of the Bakery Checkpoint. Staffed by Border Police who conduct random checks.

The Pharmacy Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed around the clock by the military. Located on a-Sahla Street, south of the Tomb of the Patriarchs (al-Haram al-Ibrahimi), close to the al-Ibrahimiya school and the Abu a-Rish mosque. Open only to pedestrians. The checkpoint has a metal detector, which everyone must go through. In July 2016 the checkpoint was shut down for two months for renovations to expand its infrastructure. Since it was re-opened, the military has been barring Palestinians aged 16 to 30 to cross in the direction of the Tomb of the Patriarchs (al-Haram al-Ibrahimi) or the a-Salaimeh neighborhood. Everyone who comes to the checkpoint undergoes a security check.

The Soup Kitchen / (Shorabah) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Staffed around the clock by Border Police. Situated opposite Border Police headquarters in Hebron. No passage allowed to the Tomb of the Patriarchs (al-Haram al-Ibrahimi). Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of permit-holders who live in the area.

The Tunnels Bethlehem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on Route 60 west of the entrance to Beit Jala. Staffed by the military, Border Police, and private security companies. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of East Jerusalem residents.

Tomb of the Patriarchs - West (1) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Located northwest al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs). Two security check stations monitor the main entrance to the mosque. Staffed by Border Police and regular police. Everyone who comes to the checkpoint undergoes a security check. Open daily from early morning to 8 P.M. Closed on Israeli holidays. Infrastructure renovations at the checkpoint began in summer 2016, and was still underway in November 2016.

Tulkarem / al-Kafriyat Tulkarm Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier staffed by the military several hours a day. Closed to Palestinians; used primarily by Palestinian citizens of Israel crossing from Tulkarm into Israel.

Tulkarm Factories Tulkarm Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier at a point where it follows the Green line, on the old Netanya-Tulkarm road. Staffed by the military. Open from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Palestinian citizens of Israel travelling to Tulkarm from Israel may cross the checkpoint, but not from Tulkarm to Israel.

Turah / Dhaher al-Malih Jenin Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier where it surrounds the Barta'ah enclave. Staffed by the military from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. and from 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of villagers from Dhaher al-Malih and Um a-Rihan, and permit-holding farmers from the villages of Ya'bad, Tura, and Nazlat a-Sheikh Zeid whose lands are west of the barrier. Crossing into Israel is forbidden, even for persons with entry permits. Some forty Palestinians are permitted to drive into the enclave to bring food. In addition, the dozens of Palestinians with permits who work in nearby settlements, such as Shaked, Tal Menashe and Hinnanit are allowed to cross the checkpoint. Sometimes closed on Jewish holidays and then the residents have to travel through the Barta'ah Checkpoint.

Wadi Fukin/Betar Illit/Tzur Hadassah Bethlehem Permanently staffed Last Checkpoint before Israel

Located on Route 375. Staffed by the military around the clock. Closed to Palestinians with the exception of holders of entry permits to Israel who are allowed to go through on their way back from Israel to Bethlehem.

Worshipers Way/ Wadi a-Nasarah Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Includes a watch-tower that is usually staffed on Israeli holidays, the Jewish Sabbath, and special occasions. Also includes a metal gate that prevents the passage of Palestinian vehicles. Palestinians are only allowed to go through on foot.

Ya’bad/Mevo Dotan Jenin Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the entrance to the Mevo Dotan settlement, on Route 585. The checkpoint is open and staffed by the military around the clock, random checks are conducted.

Yitav/al-A'ujah Jericho Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located northwest of Jericho, between the village of 'Ein a-Duyuk and the al-Mu’arajat road. Controls movement to and from Jericho through its western entrance. The checkpoint is intermittently staffed by the military, without a set schedule. Until October 2012, the crossing of Palestinian vehicles to the Jordan Valley was restricted; only vehicles registered to Jordan Valley residents were permitted to cross. In early 2013 soldiers randomly permit Palestinians to cross to Wadi al-A'ujah.

Yizhar-Huwara Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 60, just north of Huwara. Includes concrete blocks, but is generally open and only rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

Yizhar-Jit Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located on Route 60, between Yizhar Junction and Jit. The checkpoint is generally open, and only rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

Zabdah / Barta’ah / Rihan Jenin Permanently staffed/ goods Last Checkpoint before Israel

A crossing point in the Separation Barrier which surrounds the Barta'ah enclave. Staffed by the military and private security companies from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Closed to Palestinians, except for East Jerusalem residents and residents of the villages of Barta’ah, Um a-Rihan, and Dhaher al-Malih, which are west of the Separation Barrier. Checkpoint closed even to Palestinians with entry permits to Israel. Passage of goods at the checkpoint requires advance coordination, and restrictions are imposed on the number of vehicles transporting goods, the quantity of goods and their packaging (which must enable electronic inspection).

Zufin Qalqiliya Permanently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Closed to Palestinians with the exception of farmers with permits.

‘Anabta/'Einav (eastern entrance) Tulkarm Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Situated on Route 557, at the eastern entrance to ‘Anabta. Includes a permanently staffed watch-tower, but the checkpoint itself is open and only rarely staffed, with no set schedule.

‘Awarta Nablus Infrequently staffed Internal Checkpoint

Located at the entrance to ‘Awarta from the direction of the Huwarah Checkpoint. Includes a military watch-tower, concrete blocks and a metal gate. When Huwarah Checkpoint was closed to Palestinian traffic, it was used to allow goods through to Nablus. In 2009 a metal gate was built there, which was opened only rarely – whenever the military temporarily closed Huwarah Checkpoint. However, ever since October 2015 the gate has remained closed, and is not opened even when Huwarah Checkpoint is closed. By blocking this entrance to ‘Awarta, people who want to reach it are forced to do so by travelling via the villages of Huwarah and Odala.