The Other Wall

Palestine activists spend a lot of time talking about the Apartheid wall. And fair enough, that wall is terrible – it excludes about two million Palestinians from about 80% of their homeland – 3.5 millon if you include the wall around the Gaza strip. But there is another wall, called the “Israeli border”. That wall excludes all the Palestinian refugees who live outside Palestine, approximately 6 million Palestinians, from 100% percent of historic Palestine.

So, if we’re honest – which is the larger inhibitor of movement? A wall that restricts the movement of two million West Bank Palestinians from crossing into territory that Israel has officially annexed? Or a wall that keeps six million Palestinians from even entering their homeland?

Focussing only on the security barrier fits into Israeli policy of excluding the refugees from the conflict.


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