Watch your language Lincoln: It's not checkpoints that are brutal. They might be boring and exhausting but they're not brutal. It's the terrorism that makes the checkpoints necessary that is brutal. It's the hundreds of nails coated in rat faeces that tear into the skin of the homicide bombers' victims that are brutal. It's the roadside sniper's bullets that are brutal. It's the sneaky rattlesnake of an inhuman being that slithers into the bedroom of a sleeping child and slits its throat or shockingly breaks the stillness of the night with loud shots that is brutal. Now you might be getting an idea of what 'brutal' is.
Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by car south of Hebron (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, PA resume West Bank civil co-ordination severed in Jan.