This report draws on testimonies from Palestinians living all over the West Bank about their experiences living the ghettos created by the Israeli Occupation. In the course of our research, we have identified seventy-nine villages that are in a particularly critical situation, having been completely isolated by the infrastructure of apartheid. The level of restriction placed on these villages by the Occupation makes life within them socially and economically unsustainable.
In spite of the ever-tightening restrictions, Palestinians have been steadfast in their resistance and their determination not to relinquish their rights and land. Palestinian national identity and struggle have endured decades of Israeli policies of fragmentation, culminating today in the Bantustanization of the West Bank and Gaza. Among Palestinians in the ghettos, across the Green Line and in the Diaspora the spirit of defiance remains undimmed: ‘We will not live the Nakba twice’ is our message to the Occupation and the world.
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Table of Contents
The Zionist vision of expansion
Mapping the Bantustans
Encircled and controlled
Isolation type 1:
Villages and suburbs walled from three sides and tightly controlled from the fourth side
Between the Wall and Green Line
Isolation type 2:
Villages and population centers squeezed between the Wall and the Green Line
Under threat of expulsion:
Isolation type 3:
Villages and population centers facing displacement
– The challenge to Palestinian Institutions and Civil Society
– The Position of the International Humanitarian Law regarding the Isolation of Palestinians as a Result of the Annexation Wall
– About MA’AN
– About Palestine Grassroots Anti-Apratheid Wall Campaign
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