Within the Palestinian lands occupied in 1948, the Palestinian minority and the Jewish majority generally live in separate areas. This geographical apartheid is clearest in the big cities where in some cases Palestinian neighbourhoods are separated from Jewish neighbourhoods by a walls and fences. This is only the more visible part of the structure of racist exclusion, discrimination and dispossession Israel is built upon – an intricate system of "Jewish first" or "Jewish only" allows the Zionist state to oppress and control the remaining Palestinian population.
This new fact sheet presents three examples where Palestinian communities within Palestine '48 have been isolated behind walls. These examples show a general trend of Zionist urban planning as a tool to limit the possibility of growth of Palestinian residential areas, thus reinforcing expulsion policies.