Palestinian populations affected by phase 1 construction of the West Bank security barrier
United Nations Relief and Works Agency / UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2003.
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Israel’s Security Wall: Another Land Grab
Negotiations Affairs Department – Palestine Liberation Organization, 2004
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The Israeli Racist Separation Wall
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“If Israel were building such a security fence on its own territory, we would not object to it… As long as the fence is on Israel’s own land, Israel can do what it wants. But the fence is being built on Palestinian land… If continued, this fence will be an apartheid fence confiscating 58 percent of West Bank territory and create a Berlin wall around Jerusalem.”Yasser Arafat, 2003.
PM Qureia Urges World Leaders to Halt Israel’s West Bank Wall
Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia yesterday urged the international community to put pressure on Israel to halt construction of its West Bank
separation wall, saying that time is running out on chances for a negotiated peace settlement.
PM Qureia toured a section of the wall in Qalqilya, a Palestinian town near the line with Israel that has been largely enclosed by the structure.
“From the edge of this racist separation wall, I appeal to the United States, to President George W. Bush, Europe and the United Nations to (understand) that this leaves no chance for the establishment of a Palestinian state,” he said in the shadow of the 10 meter (33 feet) high barrier.
“I am not saying this emotionally. I am trying to attract attention to what they (Israel) are trying to do through this wall. They are drawing a picture of an imposed solution on the ground,” said PM Qureia who took office in November.
“We want the United States...to tell Israel to stop building the wall that is destroying everything. It is not only an obstacle to peace, the wall destroys peace,” he said.Palestinian National Authority - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2004.