“placing just one check-point a minute away from a town reduced by half of a percentage point the probability of the town’s residents being employed. It reduced the residents’ hourly wage by 5.2 percent. We estimate that the presence of check-points caused approximately 6,900 more unemployed workers in 2007 in the West Bank. This translates into a monetary loss to the economy of approximately $38 million. If we also consider the impact of the check-points on hourly wages, the loss comes to $229 million, or approximately 6 percent of the West Bank GDP in 2007.”