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    The Security Barrier and Checkpoints - A Question Of Life Or Death

    The security barrier erected between the West Bank and Israeli cities has led to a sharp decrease in suicide bomb attacks inside Israel.Yifat Alon lost her mother and niece in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem in 2002. Radi Abu Aisha says his brother died while waiting to pass through a checkpoint two years ago. The United States has asked Israel to remove IDF checkpoints as a gesture to the Palestinians that will allow them unrestricted movement. For Yifat they are a vital way of preventing terrorists from perpetrating attacks, Radi believes they will only lead to death and destruction.11/25/07