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Necessity of checkpoints
This is a tragic reminder of why Israel was forced to put up checkpoints in the early 2000s.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PPU4UN03t7E

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Settlements and International Law
This professor of international law argues that settlements are legal and only prevent a two state solution if Jews are prohibited from living in a future Palestinian state.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EeHnrpjZWwc?list=PL-DNOnmKkUaa5mASLzaUsIMJ2JZ0-i0q2

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Checkpoints save lives
Checkpoints exist to save lives. The hardships ordinary Palestinians face from these safety measures are a tragic byproduct of terrorism against Israeli civilians.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-last-line-of-defense-389446

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Peace negotiations needed
If Israeli and Palestinian leaders can come together and negotiate a just peace, checkpoints, the Gaza blockade, and other safety measures can be removed and the issue of settlements can be resolved. That's what we need to be encouraging.

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Removal of checkpoints
As terrorism from the West Bank decreased, Israel removed most checkpoints, allowing Palestinians to travel relatively freely within the West Bank. In 2008 there were 40 checkpoints, and today only 13 remain.

https://www.swuconnect.com/insys/npoflow.v.2/_assets/pdfs/fact_sheets/Checkpoints%20factsheet.pdf

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Attempted attacks against Israel
Israel stopped around 500 terrorist attacks against its people in 2018. This shocking number illustrates why safety measures like checkpoints and the security barrier still exist.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/shin-bet-chief-says-480-terror-attacks-foiled-in-past-year/

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