Celebrating the Women of Machsom Watch

2 September 2021

NIF grantee Machsom Watch put together a digital exhibition documenting its 20 years of activity. Machsom Watch is a group of Israeli women who volunteer to monitor the way Israeli soldiers and police conduct themselves towards Palestinians at checkpoints in the West Bank.

Exhibition curator Alex Levac said: “The uniqueness of these women is their belief that their very persistent and stubborn presence in the Occupied Territories, in confrontations, at checkpoints and in the courts, will moderate evil. For over 20 years, the women of Machsom Watch have been present and have kept their eyes open to the humiliating and oppressive daily routine of human beings. Despite their meager numbers there is power in their perseverance and determination.”

See the exhibition here