The Wall and Checkpoints

This sub-category includes companies involved in the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of Israel’s intricate mechanisms of control, physical segregation, and restriction on the movement of Palestinians – critical infrastructure in Israel’s assemblage of control, surveillance, and dispossession.

Israel’s checkpoint infrastructure - controlling, regulating, and surveilling Palestinian movement across the occupied Palestinian territory - is part of Israel’s broader geopolitical and economic agenda, ensuring the swift, highly controlled, and surveilled movement of Palestinian workers and goods. Across the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza, Israel deploys various mechanisms and structures that severely impact the movement of people and goods. These range from watchtowers, razor wire fences, and biometric identification systems, to large-scale physical structures, such as the Separation Wall and checkpoints.

Israel’s 700-kilometer Separation Wall winds through the occupied West Bank and is designed to separate East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, facilitating the annexation of additional occupied Palestinian land and water sources, and physically segregating Palestinians living to the east of the Wall from the rest of historic Palestine.

Over 188 permanent checkpoints and over 450 roadblocks, road gates, and road barriers, are scattered across the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and along Gaza’s border, severely restricting the movement of Palestinian people and goods, within and between these geographical areas.

Israel continues to intensify its siege and cuts off Gaza by surrounding it with underwater and underground physical and technological walls, naval obstacles, monitor systems, and remotely controlled weapons systems.