Tuesday September 22, 2020

Backs to the wall

Israel claims it guards against terrorism; Palestinians see it as nothing more than a modern-day example of apartheid. The 700kilometre, Israeli-built separation wall dividing the two territories – and impinging on sizeable chunks of Palestinian land

5th September, 2009

It stretches for hundreds of miles as it snakes its way around the dusty towns and villages of the Holy Land. Israel claims it is a temporary border to keep out deadly suicide bombers, but Palestinians say it is choking their economy and is designed to force families to flee the West Bank.

The separation wall which Israel began building in 2002 is one of the most controversial and visible reminders of the ongoing conflict...

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