The Apartheid Wall and Ghettos in Ar Ram
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The Apartheid Wall and Ghettos in Ar Ram

The Apartheid Wall through Ar Ram runs in the middle of the main Jerusalem-Ramallah road, separating the two sides of the street. The Wall in Ar Ram will place sixty thousand people in a hanging ghetto, linked to Ramallah by either a bridge or a tunnel, separating the residents from Jerusalem.

Sections of the Wall around Ar Ram have been under construction since last February, at which time the Occupation Forces began building the Wall between Dahiat Al Barid, the settlement of Neve Ya’acov and an Occupation military camp located nearby. Construction of the Wall has also been taking place in the area of Dahiat Al Aqbat and Wadi Ayad to the east, between Ar Ram, Jaba’ and Hizma villages.

Ar Ram is now threatened as well with mass expulsion, as many of its apartment and commercial buildings are rented by people who are from outside Ram—other areas in the West Bank–and who have established shops and livelihoods in Ar Ram to take advantage of its location between Ramallah and Jerusalem. In addition, almost 30,000 Jerusalemite residents will find themselves either isolated from Jerusalem city, or forced to leave their houses in Ram as already hundreds of families have been forced to leave or are preparing to leave to other areas in Jerusalem that will not be isolated from the city by the Apartheid Wall.