Going into some of the most dangerous parts of the West Bank is often a surreal experience. It can be dangerous, it can be eye opening, it can be frustrating and more often than not all of the above.
The IDF operates under a lot of stress. On the one hand they are trying to deal with some of the worst terrorists in the world and their constant trying to infiltrate Israel in order to blow themselves in school buses, schools, shopping malls and cafes, on the other hand they want to help maintain peace in the area and allow those that do not engage in terrorism to live their lives. The terrorists play with this and often use innocent civilians as a way to try to infiltrate through a checkpoint.
Sometimes the intelligence guys provide solid intel and some of the worst case scenarios are stopped before they are put into play. This means going into the buildings and chasing those individuals or groups.