Posted on 9 July 2013

The Humanitarian Impact of the Barrier | July 2013

The Barrier in Ar Ram, Jerusalem. Photo by JC Tordai
The Barrier in Ar Ram, Jerusalem. Photo by JC Tordai

In 2002, the Government of Israel decided to build a Barrier with the stated aim of preventing violent attacks by Palestinians inside Israel. However, the vast majority of the Barrier’s route is located within the West Bank, separating Palestinian communities and farming land from the rest of the West Bank and contributing to the fragmentation of the oPt.