Middle East and North Africa

The West Bank Separation Barrier: Photo Essay


Barrier construction near the Qalandiya checkpoint, one of two major crossings controlling access fromJerusalem to Ramallah, June 2003. The barrier will reinforce the harms caused by Israel’s pre-existing network of illegal settlements and settler bypass roads, depriving Palestinians of land and reducing access to basic services. The combined impact of the settlement and barrier is likely to be most detrimental in the thickly settled East Jerusalem area. © 2003 Miranda Sissons/Human Rights Watch

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