Since Israel began its construction in 2002, the Wall has sparked intense debate, being condemned as illegal by the International Court of Justice.
Israel claims it is a security measure to protect Israeli citizens from terrorist attacks. Opponents point to the serious impact on the rights of Palestinians, depriving them of their land, mobility and access to health and educational services.
This book explores the Palestinian experience of the Wall in their international context. What are the real intentions behind the Israeli security argument? Is it a means of securing territory permanently through an illegal annexation of East Jerusalem? The West Bank Wall is a cutting account of the impact of the wall and how it affects prospects of a future peace in the Middle East.
Ray Dolphin has worked with various UN agencies in emergency relief situations for more than 10 years. He is currently working in the West Bank reporting on humanitarian conditions in refugee camps, towns and villages and compiling an initial report on the impact of the West Bank wall on refugees. he is the author of The West Bank Wall: Unmaking Palestine (Pluto, 2006).
Introduction 1. Wall and Route 2. `The Land Without the People': The Impact of the Wall 3. Enveloping Jerusalem 4. The Wall and the International Community 5. Activism and Advocacy Notes Index