The Silenced Outcry: A Feminist Perspective from the Israeli Checkpoints in Palestine


Naaman, Dorit. 2006. “The Silenced Outcry: A Feminist Perspective from the Israeli Checkpoints in Palestine.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 18 (3): 168–80.

Author: Dorit Naaman


This paper discusses the activities of Machsom Watch, a human rights organization of Israeli women who visit the checkpoints in the occupied West Bank daily to monitor the army's operation of the checkpoints and intervene when possible. The paper examines the presence of Israeli women at the checkpoints vis-à-vis both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians, and it explores some gendered aspects of the occupation, as manifested in the checkpoints and in the activities of Machsom Watch.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Military Forces & Armed Groups Regions: MENA, Asia, Middle East Countries: Israel, Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories

Year: 2006

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