Israel’s Wall

Abagond

nigelwallstory483 The Wall running through the West Bank. On the other side of this part of the wall is the Palestinian city of Qalqilya.

Israel’s Wall (2002- ), also called the West Bank barrier, is a wall Israel is building in the West Bank, 0 to 22 km from from the Israeli border, taking in choice bits of the West Bank. Some call it a security fence, others call it an apartheid wall.

Banksy calls it:

“the world’s most invasive and degrading structure.”

It is part wall, part fence. Out in the countryside it is mostly a wire fence with razor wire, a ditch and electronic sensors. In town and city it is mostly a concrete wall up to 8 metres high, with graffiti and watchtowers. Pope Francis stopped at the wall in Bethlehem to pray. Barack Obama did not.

pope-francis-at-the-wall

Compared to the Berlin Wall, it…

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