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List of military checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza

Name Sort descending District Staffing Checkpoint Type Description
A-Rajabi Building Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located in the neighborhood of a-Ras. Staffed by the military. Soldiers perform random checks, which have been stepped up since the settlers were allowed to return to the a-Rajabi building in April 2014. Palestinians are allowed through only as pedestrians. The infrastructure of the checkpoint includes a guard booth and a locked gate located approx. 30 meters away. The gate is opened only to let through garbage trucks of the Hebron Municipality.
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. Everyone who goes through the checkpoint is inspected. Next to the checkpoint are a closed gate and concrete blocks that prevent the passage of Palestinians to the settlers’ “Gutnick Center” building.
al-Awqaf \ Tnuva Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located near the entrance to the Avraham Avinu settlement. Staffed by the military. Palestinians are not allowed to go through to a-Shuhada Street.
al-Mahkamah (a-Sahleh) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located at the entrance to a-Shuada Street. Permanently staffed by the military; soldiers prevent Palestinians from entering a-Shuada Street.
Beit Hadassah (a-Shuhada) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Staffed by the military. With the exception of the students and teachers of the Qortoba School, Palestinians are not allowed to go through to a-Shuhada Street. A metal gate at the checkpoint prevents passage.
Diwan a-Rajabi (160) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located between the neighborhoods near al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs) and the neighborhoods to the south of it. Staffed around the clock by the military. Palestinians are allowed through only as pedestrians, and passage is barred on Israeli holidays. In 2019, the military expanded and reinforced the infrastructure ¬– which includes turnstiles and electronic screening rooms – and added a decorative picket fence. The military now defines the checkpoint as “a crossing point with a smart screening station.”
Giv'at Haavot / al-Muhwal Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located at the entrance to Giv’at Ha’avot, a settlement which was declared a closed zone by military order. Staffed by the military. The checkpoint has a gate to bar the passage of Palestinian vehicles, with the exception of residents of the al-Muhawel area who have special permits allowing them to drive through in their own cars. Other Palestinians may cross only on foot.
Iron gate next to Qafishah Military tower Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Attached to a military tower near the Qafishah Building in the Jabal a-Rahmeh neighborhood. Staffed around the clock by soldiers. Random checks of people passing through.Palestinians are allowed to cross between the H1 area and Jabal a-Rahmeh only as pedestrians.

Ja'bri / al-'Ein al-Hamra / Generator Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located north of 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. During the month of Ramadan, the military sometimes allows Palestinians to go through to al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs).
Mash'had al-Arb'in (Tamar) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron The checkpoint was installed in 2017 approximately 300 meters east of the Qafishah checkpoint, in the Jabal a-Rahmeh area. Staffed by the military around the clock and Palestinians are allowed through only as pedestrians. The checkpoint infrastructure is fortified and includes two electronic gates, an electronic screening room, and a control room, and is definded by the military as a “terminal with a smart screening position.”.
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. Palestinians allowed through only as pedestrians. Closed on some Israeli holidays, when settlers pass through the area. From October 2015 to 2019 only the residents of Tel Rumeideh were allowed through the checkpoint. In 2019 the military expanded and fortified the checkpoint infrastructure, to include a screening room, an observation room and four turnstiles. The checkpoint is definded by the military as a “terminal with a smart screening position.” Concrete blocks were also added next to it to prevent the passage of Palestinian vehicles.
Qafishah Shfelah Checkpoint Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Installed in early 2017, 50 meters from the guard tower next to the Qafishah building, at one of the entrances to the Tel Rumeideh neighborhood. The checkpoint is staffed around-the-clock by the military and Palestinians are allowed through only as pedestrians. The checkpoint infrastructure is fortified and includes an electronic screening room, a fence and a turnstile, and is definded by the military as a “terminal with a smart screening position.”.
Tal Rumeidah (Gilbert) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Staffed by the military around-the-clock. Random checks are conducted of passersby. From 2015 to the beginning of 2019 only residents of Tel Rumeideh were allowed through the checkpoint. Turning left after the checkpoint is permitted only to members of the Abu 'Eishah, Abu Haikal, al-'Aza, and al-Khatib families. The checkpoint infrastructure includes a guard booth.
The Bakery / Tomb of the Patriarchs /al-Haram al-Ibrahimi - Southeast Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located near the police station. Staffed around the clock by Border Police. In 2015, the military installed a fence along the street, dividing it lengthwise into a broad, paved road and a narrow, rutted pedestrian pathway., and the police began forbidding Palestinians from walking on the street and directed them to the pathway. In early 2017, the military extended the fence and installed a gate at its end. In 2019, the military replaced the chain link fence with a more decorative fence. As of June 2018, the gate is open from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. On Israeli holidays the military sometimes does not open the gate at all. The gate is closed at night and it cannot be used to enter or exit the neighborhoods of Gheith, a-Salaimeh and Jaber.
The Bench checkpoint Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located east of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, approximately 30 meters northwest of the Bakery Checkpoint. Staffed around the clock by Border Police. The passage of Palestinians is forbidden. Palestinians are directed to a broken footpath and do not reach the checkpoint at all.
The Pharmacy (Abu a-Rish) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located on a-Sahla Street, south of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs), near the al-Ibrahimiya School and Abu a-Rish Mosque. Staffed around the clock by Border Police. Palestinians are allowed through only as pedestrians. In 2019, the military expanded and reinforced the checkpoint’s infrastructure, and added a decorative picket fence. The military now defines the checkpoint as “a crossing point with a smart screening station.”
The Soup Kitchen / (Shorabah) Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Located west of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs), across from the offices of the Border Police. Staffed around the clock by Border Police. No passage allowed to al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs). Closed to Palestinians, with the exception of a handful of families who live on the other side of the checkpoint and were given permits.
The Stairs Checkpoint Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Installed 50 meters west of the Bakery checkpoint. Staffed around-the-clock by Border Police and meant to prevent Palestinians from using the steps leading to al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Tomb of the Patriarchs). The checkpoint infrastructure includes a guard booth.
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. In 2016-2017, the military made renovations to the infrastructure at the checkpoint, adding an electronic screening room and cameras.

Wadi al-Ghrus Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Installed in December 2017 between the settlement of Kiryat Arba and the neighborhood of al-Ja’bri. Staffed around the clock by the military. As a rule, Palestinians are allowed to go through, only as pedestrians, from Area H1 to the neighborhood of Wadi al-Ghrus and the other neighborhoods on the other side of the checkpoint, except for 85 residents of the neighborhoods who carry special permits allowing them to go through with their cars. The infrastructure of the checkpoint is reinforced and there is a screening room, a metal fence, four turnstiles and a control room. The military defines the checkpoint as “a crossing point with a smart screening station.”
Wadi al-Ghrus2 Hebron Intermittently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron

Installed in 2018 about 800 meters north of the Wadi al-Ghrus checkpoint, at the end of ‘Othman Bin ‘Afan Street. The checkpoint infrastructure includes a screening room and two closed gates that prevent the passage of Palestinian vehicles. At this point the checkpoint is not staffed and Palestinians are allowed to go through, only as pedestrians, from Area H1 to the neighborhood of Wadi al-Ghrus and the other neighborhoods on the other side of the checkpoint.

Worshipers Way/ Wadi a-Nasarah Hebron Permanently staffed Checkpoint inside Hebron Includes a watch-tower that is staffed around the clock by the military, and a metal gate that prevents the passage of Palestinian vehicles. Palestinians are only allowed to go through as pedestrians.