Another by-product of the occupation: small markets have developed by the large checkpoints. Cold water, a tea-and-coffee cart, small pastries. Sometimes fruit and vegetable stands, too. All in order to ease the wait by the checkpoint, and also to allow for some grocery shopping on the way home, thus saving a little time. A friend who joined me at the checkpoint last Tuesday, said: “this is the most terrible thing, the way the checkpoint has become part of their everyday life.”
The photos were taken in the last few weeks. From the market by Huww checkpoint, Note the Israeli flag in the background.