Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Enduring occupation. Palestinians under siege in the West Bank

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Enduring occupation. Palestinians under siege in the West Bank

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Index Number: MDE 15/033/2007
Date Published: 4 June 2007
Categories: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories, Middle East And North Africa

The West Bank, the focus of this report, is a relatively small territory. It is criss-crossed by a web of Israeli military checkpoints and blockades and a winding 700-kilometre fence/wall encircling Palestinian villages as well as whole neighbourhoods around East Jerusalem. The stringent restrictions on movement imposed on more than two million Palestinians who live in the West Bank are unlawful as they are disproportionate, discriminatory and violate the right to freedom of movement. The restrictions are imposed on all Palestinians because they are Palestinians and in order to benefit the Israeli settlers whose presence violates international law.


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