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PART I Introduction: Checkpoint 300

This chapter examines the elements of the occupation that go beyond managing and punishing populations, and the acts of resistance that go beyond resisting management or punishment. It demonstrates an examination of separation wall as a method of killing the geography of west bank, and killing of young Palestinians, which is examined through the subjectification that results from being a mother of a martyr. For the mothers of martyrs, killing is what forms them as subjects, both in relation to the Israeli occupation and in relation to their subject status in Palestinian society. Palestinian women experience different processes of bodily subjectification through the separation wall based on the path of the wall in relation to their homes, or the path of settlement barriers in relation to their homes. The subjectification imposed upon women in the Seam Zone relies upon the physical presence of the separation barrier/wall in order to impose restrictions on physical perceptions of freedom of movement and space.