• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Founded2001

Machsom Watch

MachsomWatch is a volunteer organization of Israeli women who are peace activists from all sectors of society. We oppose the Israeli occupation in the area known as the West Bank, we oppose the appropriation of Palestinian land and the denial of Palestinian human rights.  They support the right of Palestinians to move freely in their land and oppose the checkpoints which severely restrict Palestinian daily life. Since 2001 they have been observing and reporting on the Occupation.  On a daily basis, they monitor the West Bank checkpoints,the separation fences, the agricultural gates, the military courts and Palestinian villages.  They document what we see and what is reported to us by local Palestinians. Through their observations, reports, films, photographs and tours they aim to influence public opinion in Israel and throughout the world by recording and authenticating the impossible conditions faced by the Palestinians under Israeli occupation; conditions which also corrode the fabric of Israeli society and the values of democracy. They attempt to ease the frustrations and hardships of Palestinians by offering formal assistance wherever we can.
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