As a result, Palestinian life has been further burdened as they face increased difficulty in accessing hospitals, schools, and their work. For example, on 19 October 2015, Huda Muhammad Darwish, 65, from Al-'Essawiya, died on her way to hospital due to Israel's closure of her neighbourhood. According to Al-Haq preliminary documentation, that day, Huda fell ill after inhaling tear gas that was fired by Israeli forces at the neighbourhood. As she was being transferred from her home to hospital in her son's car, they were stuck at an Israeli checkpoint at the eastern entrance of Al-'Essawiya for at least half an hour. The son plead with the soldier at the checkpoint to let them pass given Huda's condition but instead the soldier searched their car and delayed them. Huda was pronounced dead 10 minutes after arriving to hospital.
Israel routinely closes Palestinian areas, collectively punishing all residents therein. The Fourth Geneva Convention strictly prohibits all forms of collective punishment and measures of intimidation against protected people. Furthermore, such checkpoints and closures impede on Palestinians' freedom of movement, which has a broad impact on other rights, including but not limited to the right to life, right to health, and right to education.