In Helga Tawil-Souri’s “Checkpoint Time”, she defines checkpoints as “material spaces made up of specific technologies and practices that engender particular embodied and territorial experiences that also exist in time.” In most cases, people pass through them because of work, but other primary reasons include doctor’s visits, family visits, and school attendance. These checkpoints signify the territorial control imposed on travelers by their governments: they are anticipatory strategies used to attempt to control the future through preemptive intervention. Tawil-Souri also includes a quote from Nasser Abourahme, who explains checkpoints as “the physical-architectual mark of the lived political trauma”. Because of their pervasiveness within the Palestinian experience, they have come to represent, both physically and metaphorically, the community’s plights, including difficulties crossing borders and a loss of temporality. Not only do these checkpoints mark different timezones, but they also subject different populations to distinct time regions: the process for Palestinians and Israelis is extremely different, elucidating the political power dynamic between the regions. While Israelis experience time and space within checkpoints in the fluid and modern sense, Palestinians face slowness and unpredictability each time they enter a checkpoint. This kind of power stems from their spatial and temporal ubiquity for Palestinians– they have been situated in such a way that at any given moment, another checkpoint could be around the corner. This has disrupted life for Palestinians in extreme ways: the unpredictable amounts of time it takes to get through checkpoints and their ubiquity have changed the ways in which Palestinians consider the control they have over their own time. For example, between 3 and 5 a.m., there are crowds of male laborers arriving early at the checkpoints because they never know the amount of time they will have to wait to get through them. This shows how their lives have become plagued with instability and unpredictability as a result of the Israeli checkpoints they must cross through. Films and literature have evoked this Palestinian identity through the tropes and metaphors of the checkpoints as roadblocks in the lives of these people. Not only have they disrupted lives on a day-to-day basis, but they have also elucidated important structures of colonial imposition and the way it treats groups they deem as lesser.