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The Separation Barrier

The route of the Separation Barrier, 85% of which runs inside the West Bank, has laid the groundwork for the de-facto annexation of most settlements and much land for their future expansion. The barrier broke up contiguous Palestinian urban and rural blocs, severed inter-community ties forged over generations, and abruptly imposed an arbitrary reconfiguration of space based on settlement boundaries and to suit the convenience of Israeli security forces. This follows Israel’s longstanding policy of using the West Bank to serve its own needs, while disregarding the needs and rights of Palestinians. 


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Soldiers shot 19-year-old Bader Nafle in the neck during a demonstration and killed him

On Friday, 7 February 2020, around 1:00 P.M., Palestinians held a demonstration by a concertina wire section of the Separation Barrier located west of the village of Qaffin, north of Tulkarm. The demonstration was held as part of the protest waged…

Arrested Development

A decade after construction began on the Separation Barrier, the harm to adjacent Palestinian communities is clear. With some two-thirds of the barrier completed, it has crippled agriculture along its route. By isolating communities from each other…