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From checkpoints to settlements, Israel is increasingly privatizing its control over parts of the West Bank


THE SUN HAD barely risen, and Khairy Masoud was already in trouble. It was a cold morning in February, and Masoud, a day laborer and father of eight, had just passed through a military checkpoint separating his home in the West Bank, near the city of Tulkarem, from Israel. As he hurried to the chaotic parking lot for a ride to work, he says a tissue fell from his pocket. Suddenly, an armed Israeli guard shouted at him in Russian-accented Hebrew and confiscated his most important documents: his work permit and identification card. His infraction: littering. Masoud waited for hours until the guard returned the documents. By then, he’d already lost the day of work.

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