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November 9th, the International Day against the Wall, was declared by communities devastated by the Wall in the northern West Bank during an organizing meeting of the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign in June 2002. The goal of the day, which coincided with the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, was to highlight the Palestinian-led struggle for the fall of the Apartheid Wall.

On Tuesday October 6th, the Municipality of Jayyus, a village in the Qalqiliya district which is separated from 72% of its land by the Wall, sent out an appeal for support for residents’ to reach their land. There are two “access gates” in Jayyus which are claimed by the Israeli military to be for farmers to reach land on the “other side” of the Wall; however, the gates are a means by which Israel seeks to legitimize the Wall and confiscation of Palestinian land and intensify the humiliation which Palestinians suffer under all aspects of the Occupation.




This map, from the Palestine Land Development Information Systems (PALDIS), details the Wall’s devastating effects on Palestinian communities as they are separated from their land while the entire West Bank is being torn apart into disconnected ghettos. If the Wall is completed in its entirety, 54% of the West Bank lands will be walled into these ghettos with another some 4.5% imprisoned into enclaves.

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