Middle East and North Africa

The West Bank Separation Barrier: Photo Essay


A woman walks with her children through what used to be a busy commercial intersection in Abu Dis, July 2003. The wall marks the route of the separation barrier, still under construction. Until recently, Abu Dis had effectively functioned as a suburb ofJerusalem. A conservative estimate by a donor-coordinated study indicated that the barrier’s “Jerusalem envelope” will affect 60,000 people. © 2003 Miranda Sissons/Human Rights Watch

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