I made this piece in response to memories of moving through the Israeli checkpoint constructed outside of Bethlehem. 

Checkpoint 300 (Arabic: حاجز 300, Hebrew: מחסום 300), also known as the Bethlehem checkpoint, the Gilo Checkpoint, or the Rachel’s Tomb checkpoint, is a major Israel Defense Forces checkpoint at one of the main exits of Bethlehem.[1] It is the best known of all Israeli checkpoints, due to its location on the tourist route between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

The crossing in its current format was established in 2005.