Just the Facts: Israeli Apartheid Wall

Understanding the Israeli Apartheid Wall: Just the Facts…
  • 85% of the Wall is located in the West Bank.
  • The Wall is not built on the Green Line, but rather cuts deep into the West Bank.
  • Some 12% of Palestinians in the West Bank will be “outside” the Wall, stuck in the de facto annexed areas between the wall and Israel.
  • The Wall’s total length will be over 700 km, more than twice the length of the 1949 Armistice (“Green”) Line.
  • 1,661 km of settler-only roads connect settlements and settlement blocs and complement the Wall system.
  • 634 checkpoints or other military obstructions including trenches, roadblocks, metal gates under Occupation control.
  • Checkpoints may have very limited hours, and can be closed without notice.
  • Around 11,000 Palestinians living in 32 communities located between the Barrier and the Green Line depend on the granting of permits or special arrangements to live in their own homes.
  • Approximately 150 Palestinian communities have land located behind the Barrier, forcing residents to seek special permits or ‘prior coordination’ to access it.
  • As a result of the wall and checkpoints, farmers often have to travel hours to reach their own land, located just meters from their homes.

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Learning More 

To learn more you can start by reading Stop the Wall’s full page on the wall and watch AJ+’s “Israel’s wall: Security or apartheid?”  ​To go deeper, we are developing an extensive list of Additional Resources at the bottom of this week’s entry as well as a YouTube playlist on the subject.