Israel’s separation wall is a controversial and imposing structure, 280 miles in length and up to 26 feet in height. Though Israel says it’s necessary to keep out Palestinian attackers, Palestinians say its placement in the West Bank effectively allows Israel to annex more territory and make life difficult for them. They even call it the apartheid wall.
In 2004 the International Court of Justice at The Hague sided with the Palestinians, ruling the wall illegal and ordering Israel to tear it down. Nevertheless, the wall remains and is even being expanded.
AJ+’s Dena Takruri went to the West Bank, where Palestinians have been living under Israeli military occupation since 1967, to tour the barrier and report on its impact on Palestinian lives.