Vor ein paar Jahren am Checkpoint zwischen Israel und der Stadt Shechem (Nablus). Nur um einmal zu verdeutlichen, warum Israel die Checkpoints aufrecht erhalten muss.
Things you Haven't seen from the Checkpoints as seen on Israeli TV - the commercial channel 2 Hussam Abdo, a 14 year old Palestinian boy. A suicide bomber getting caught at the Shchem (Nablus, Hawara) checkpoint. Published material notes the boy's full name to be Hussam Bilal Abdo. He was, according to his own family (see: 'The Making of a Martyr'), unpopular in class and wanted to be popular so the best way is to become a "martyr" hero and an older friend of his had direct connection with the bomb makers so he agreed to take him to them and they offered him 100 Israeli Shekels for doing the deed (about 24 US Dollars at the time of the event).
Reports from the scene are that he started running towards the checkpoint and the soldiers noticed and ordered him to stop put and he did and was caught. He's currently in Israeli jail, even more brainwashed for "martyrdom" than before since his jail mates are all coming from the same retarded "Muqawama" (a.k.a. popular resistance / eternal conflict enhancement) ideology. A more heart-breaking story (from 'Cult of the Suicide Bomber'), is that of Wafa Al-Biss, who got severely burned in her kitchen by a gas explosion (same and had her life saved in an Israeli hospital that treated her. Later, she abused her pass privilege to try and bring a bomb over, thinking of blowing herself up in the very hospital that saved her life and treated her like everyone else (she repeated this in a documentary, btw). Look them up... stop terrorism. p.s. both parents of the boy were alive at the time and his mother, Tamam, was quoted saying: "If he were over 18, I might even encourage him to do it."