Army Starts Wall Construction Around Palestinian Town North of Jerusalem

May 10, 2011 11:53 AM Saed Bannoura Jerusalem, News Report, The Wall 0
10 May
11:53 AM

Local sources reported that the Israeli Authorities started the construction of a segment of the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall, around Qalandia Palestinian town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.The sources said that several army bulldozers supported by armored military jeeps invaded the area and started leveling Palestinian lands to prepare them for Wall construction.

The Annexation wall will eventually divide Qalandia into two sectors while isolating dozens of Dunams of Palestinian farmlands as they will be on “the Israeli side” of the Wall.

There are at least 1100 Palestinians living in Qalandia and they fear that they will eventually be living in a ghetto, isolated from the rest of the West Bank.

The wall devastates the educational, social and economic lives of the residents and also denies them access to medical facilities in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Several Palestinians villages in the West Bank became totally surrounded by the Wall, while the soldiers open or close Wall gate whenever they want.

In mid-2004, the International Court at the Hague issued an advisory dubbing the Annexation Wall as illegal as it is mainly built deep into the occupied territories, and not on the border line between the Palestinians areas and Israel, and isolates dozens of villages in addition to isolating thousands of farmers from their lands.

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