The goals of the group are threefold:
1. To monitor the behaviour of soldiers and police at checkpoints
2. To ensure that the human and civil rights of Palestinians attempting to enter Israel are protected
3. To record and report the results of our observations to the widest possible audience, from the decision-making level to that of the general public.
Machsom Watch is open exclusively to women. Our, quiet but assertive, presence at checkpoints is a direct challenge to the dominant militaristic discourse that prevails in Israeli society. It demands accountability on the part of the security forces towards the civilian estate, something hitherto almost unheard of.
On the Machsom Watch home page, you can see photos, summaries and reports.
Just recently, a solider and his commander were brought to justice after harming a Palestianian Doctor.