Breaches in Israel's Security Fence Are No Secret. Why Do Troops Still Ambush Palestinian Laborers Who Cross?

Every day thousands of Palestinian workers enter Israel via breaches in the security fence, between Jenin and Qalqilyah. Sometimes, however, the army ambushes them – and shoots them in the legs

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Workers going through a breach in the fence to jobs in Israel. Some make the crossing calmly, others are anxious.
Workers going through a breach in the fence to jobs in Israel. Some make the crossing calmly, others are anxious. Credit: Alex Levac
Palestinians going through a breach in the fence to jobs in Israel.
Amir Yusuf.Credit: Alex Levac
Palestinians going through a breach in the fence to jobs in Israel. Credit: Alex Levac

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