Checks & Imbalances

[Qalandia, West Bank; September 4. Image via Getty]

A Palestinian girl cries as she waits to cross the West Bank Israeli checkpoint of Qalandia into Jerusalem to attend the second Ramadan Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in the old city on September 4, 2009. Thousands of faithful Palestinians are expected to throng the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city to perform the second Friday prayers of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/DAVID FURST (Photo credit should read DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images)