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  Separation barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Separation barriers (separation walls, security fences) are constructed to prevent the movement of people across a certain line or border or to separate two populations.
Israel maintains two separation barriers between Israeli and Palestinian population centers with the intention of preventing infiltration by suicide bombers.
The European Union and Spain have constructed barriers between the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and Morocco to prevent illegal immigration and smuggling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Separation_barrier   (769 words)

 B'Tselem - The Seperation Barrier
In most areas, the barrier is comprised of an electronic fence with dirt paths, barbed-wire fences, and trenches on both sides, at an average width of 60 meters.
The overall features of the Separation Barrier and the considerations that led to determination of the route give the impression that Israel is once again relying on security arguments to unilaterally establish facts on the ground that will affect any future agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
However, the building of the Separation Barrier as a means to prevent attacks inside Israel is the most extreme solution that causes the greatest harm to the local population.
www.btselem.org /english/Separation_Barrier/index.asp   (893 words)

 Unilateral Separation As Roadmap Insurance - Gerald M. Steinberg
The construction of a separation barrier is supported by over 70 percent of the Israeli public, representing a broad consensus from across the political spectrum that favors a physical barrier blocking access to Israeli cities in order to prevent a resumption of the Palestinian terror campaign of the past three years.
Unlike the situation in Cyprus, in which the 1974 separation left a relatively clear distinction between the Turkish population in the north and the Greek population in the south, Israeli settlements are dotted across the West Bank regions of Judea and Samaria, as well as in Gaza.
Finally, the political and conceptual objections to construction of a separation barrier are moot, as major portions have been completed and public support is overwhelming, particularly in the absence of a realistic alternative.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp502.htm   (3902 words)

 Israel Separation Barrier
The "Separation Barrier" has been a direct result of Israel's creating settlements in selected and planned areas that promoted violence that promoted counter violence that promoted a separation plan that promoted a "Separation Barrier" that promoted the Palestinians being enclosed in separated enclaves.
The "Separation Barrier" disconnects the Palestinian populations that freely wandered a landscape for millennia, concentrates and confines separated parts of them in different areas, surrounds them with fences and military personnel and restricts their movements outside of their confined areas in controlled manners.
The West Bank Palestinians are completely encircled by the "Separation Barriers" and blocked from contact with neighboring Jordan by the proposed Jordan Valley wall.
www.alternativeinsight.com /Israel_Separation_Barrier.html   (1965 words)

 Israel's Wall in the West Bank
Israel's barrier is therefore planned to be four times as long and in places twice as high as the Berlin Wall.
For the most part the barrier, which could eventually extend over 750km, consists of a series of 25 foot high concrete walls, trenches, barbed wire and electrified fencing with numerous watch towers, electronic sensors, thermal imaging and video cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles, sniper towers, and roads for patrol vehicles.
Israel maintains that the Wall is a temporary structure to physically separate the West Bank from Israel and thus to prevent suicide attacks on Israeli citizens.
www.vtjp.org /background/Separation_Wall_Report.htm   (1380 words)

 Separation barrier -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
(Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine) Israel maintains two separation barriers between (A native or inhabitant of Israel) Israeli and (An ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine) Palestinian population centers to prevent infiltration by suicide bombers.
(A republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948) South Korea has constructed a separation barrier between its territory and (A communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948; involved in state-sponsored terrorism) North Korea to obstruct any southward movement by the army of North Korea.
(A Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923) Turkey has constructed a separation barrier between the Turkish controlled northern one-third and independent southern two-thirds of (An island in the eastern Mediterranean) Cyprus to separate Turkish and Greek Cypriot populations.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/separation_barrier.htm   (767 words)

 Israel's "separation barrier" in the occupied West Bank: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law ...
The complexity of the barrier's planned route in the Jerusalem area is perhaps the most obvious example of how the barrier is being constructed in a manner to incorporate and make territorially contiguous illegal government-sponsored civilian settlements in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem.
The separation barrier, in its present and planned construction, imposes long-term and severe restrictions on freedom of movement, causing extensive and disproportionate harm to Palestinians and worsening conditions of access to the essentials of civilian life.
The separation barrier constitutes a serious further encroachment on the land and resources of the occupied West Bank, causing extensive harm to the Palestinian inhabitants and threatening to impose permanent changes to the detriment of the local population.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2004/02/20/isrlpa7581.htm   (2962 words)

 INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTER-PALESTINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
A United Nations report revealed on Monday that the separation barrier, Israel is building around the West Bank, will have severe humanitarian consequences for 680,000 Palestinians, a third of the Palestinian population in the area.
Erakat spoke in a special seminar in the West Bank city of Jericho on the separation barrier’s route in the Jordan valley, west of Jordan, about the barrier, asserting that Israel’s premier Ariel Sharon is the one who initiated the idea in 1983.
He emphasized that the Israeli government, by building the barrier, is trying to create new facts on the ground, isolating Palestinian cities, towns and villages from each other and shattering the contiguity of Palestinian territories.
www.ipc.gov.ps /ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2003/2003-11/032.html   (395 words)

 Foundation for Middle East Peace :: Israel's High Court Forces Changes in Separation Barrier Route
The Sharon government is expected to alter the barrier's route by moving it closer to settlements and the Green Line.
This approach is based on the fact that the route which the military commander established for the Security Fence--which separates the local inhabitants from their agricultural lands--injures the local inhabitants in a severe and acute way, while violating their rights under humanitarian international law.
The separation is not hermetic: the military commander announced that two gates will be constructed, from each of the two villages, to its lands, with a system of licensing.
www.fmep.org /reports/vol14/no4/04-israels_high_court.html   (606 words)

 NGO Monitor - Human Rights NGOs - Arab Israeli Conflict
HRW endorsed the view that the hundreds of Israeli lives that have already been saved by the separation barrier are of lesser importance than reducing Palestinian inconvenience, and used sweeping and unsupported terms such as "indiscriminate punishment" and "arbitrary and excessive restrictions on the freedom of movement".
In a feature on its website (Why the Israeli 'barrier' is wrong), Christian Aid condemned the separation barrier on humanitarian grounds while failing to address the Palestinian terrorism.
By separating themselves from the politics of the ICJ and the demonization of the UN majority, these NGOs now have the opportunity to rededicate themselves to the norms of universal human rights that they claim to represent.
www.ngo-monitor.org /editions/v2n10/v2n10-7.htm   (734 words)

 TAP: Web Feature: Separation Anxiety. by Ady Barkan. March 5, 2004.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) hearings on the West Bank separation barrier, which took place at The Hague last week, have attracted widespread attention and zealous passion.
In their written arguments, which were made public as the hearings began this week, Britain, France, and Russia contended that the UN Security Council, of which they are all a part, had already voted on resolutions regarding Israel's separation barrier.
Although the Israeli government maintains emphatically that the separation barrier is a legal, proportional defense against terrorist attacks, the fact that it chose not to present oral arguments at the hearings suggests that it understands just how weak its substantive arguments are.
www.prospect.org /webfeatures/2004/03/barkan-a-03-05.html   (1178 words)

 USATODAY.com - Israel orders separation barrier changes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The ruling — the first major legal decision on the barrier — cracked a cornerstone of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to disengage from the Palestinians by 2005.
One-fourth completed, the barrier has already disrupted the lives of thousands of Palestinians who have been cut off from their lands and prevented from reaching other villages and population centers.
Sharon's critics say he's using the barrier to impose a political reality: a final settlement with the Palestinians that would enable Israel to keep large tracts of West Bank land.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-30-israel-barrier_x.htm   (950 words)

 ipedia.com: United States Mexico barrier Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The United States Mexico barrier is a separation barrier designed to prevent illegal migration of Mexican nationals into the United States.
The barrier is located in the urban sections of the border, the areas that have been the location of the greatest number of illegal crossings in the past.
As a result of the success of the barrier, there has been a marked increase in the number of people trying to cross the Sonoran Desert and the Baboquivari Mountains in Arizona.
www.ipedia.com /united_states_mexico_barrier.html   (270 words)

 Israel: West Bank Barrier Violates Human Rights (Human Rights Watch, 23-2-2004)
The Israeli government has argued that the separation barrier is necessary to prevent Palestinian suicide bombings—and other attacks against civilians—originating in the West Bank.
The Human Rights Watch briefing paper argues that the barrier imposes arbitrary and excessive restrictions on the freedom of movement of tens of thousands of Palestinians and violates Israel’s obligation under the Geneva Conventions to ensure the welfare of the population under occupation.
The route of the barrier, moreover, is designed to incorporate and make contiguous with Israel the civilian settlements that have been constructed over the past three decades.
hrw.org /english/docs/2004/02/23/isrlpa7583.htm   (430 words)

 WHDH-TV - Boston - Israel Approves Final Route Of Jerusalem Segment Of Separation Barrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The U.N. General Assembly has passed a resolution against the barrier, and the United Nation's world court said in an advisory ruling last year that the barrier is illegal and must be torn down.
The decision on the final route of the Jerusalem segment of the barrier was made late Sunday in a meeting of senior Cabinet ministers chaired by Sharon, said a senior government official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Eleven crossings would be built into the barrier to allow access from the West Bank, and construction is to be completed by the end of the year, the official said.
www.whdh.com /news/articles/world/C71015   (936 words)

 USATODAY.com - Israel begins construction of new stretch of separation barrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The barrier is about one-third complete and hasn't reached the Beersheba area yet.
Israel says the barrier is needed to keep Palestinian attackers from entering the country.
The Palestinians condemn the barrier as an illegal land grab that will prevent them from establishing a viable independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-09-05-israel-barrier_x.htm   (475 words)

 Oxfam International > Press release > Aid agency welcomes ICJ ruling on Israel's separation barrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Oxfam recommends that the construction of the barrier should stop and that sections inside the West Bank be dismantled and removed.
However, Oxfam International's experience shows that the barrier is preventing nearly one million Palestinians from reaching their workplaces, schools, hospitals and relatives.
The barrier deviates from the Green Line between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
www.oxfam.org /eng/pr040709_israel_barrier.htm   (331 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Jerusalem and Bethlehem divided by separation barrier
As Christian Aid witnessed on a recent trip to the West Bank, the route of the barrier is having a devastating effect on the lives of Palestinians living nearby and many have been forced to move.
If her husband's ID is checked he could be deported to the other side of the barrier, forcing the family apart.
As in the case of the Bullatta family, along the entire length of the route of the barrier in the Jerusalem district, Palestinians are separated from Palestinians and not from Israelis.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6AR7UL?OpenDocument   (468 words)

 Separation Wall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
May 10 '05 - Palestinian school children squeeze through a passage which is part of separation wall in the West Bank village of Abu Dis.
Nov 26 '03 - A Palestinian walks in front of a new section of the separation wall being built in the Eizariya village, east of Jerusalem.
Sept 30 '03 - A Palestinian schoolboy walks by the concrete separation wall in the village of Sawahreh.
www.palestinercs.org /separation_wall.htm   (1811 words)

 New Page 2
As a result, the barrier will likely infringe the human rights of more than 210,000 Palestinians residing in sixty-seven villages, towns, and cities.
-The winding route of the barrier, together with the closure of areas as a result of another barrier (a depth barrier) east of the separation barrier will turn nineteen communities, in which 128,500 residents live, into isolated enclaves.
-Thirty-six communities east of the separation barrier or the depth barrier, in which 72,200 Palestinians reside, will be separated from their substantial areas farmland that lie west of the barrier.
www.annadwa.org /resources/articles/human_rights.htm   (642 words)

 Arabic Media Internet Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
In Budrus, which is northwest of Ramallah, the separation barrier will cut through agricultural land and abut the town on two sides.
Another barrier is also planned several kilometers to the east of Budrus, such that Budrus and eight other villages will be encircled and separated from Ramallah and the rest of the West Bank.
All of his family’s 40 olive trees were destroyed on December 30, and the land on which he and his family used to grow squash, okra, and beans will soon likely become part of the separation barrier.
www.amin.org /eng/uncat/2004/jan/jan02.html   (602 words)

 NPR : Israelis to Proceed with Separation Barrier
The separation barrier in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis, with graffiti.
The 30-foot-high concrete barrier snakes through the neighborhood, separating neighbors, keeping employees from workplaces and children from schools.
Morning Edition, August 31, 2005 · Israel says it will finish a separation barrier around Jerusalem, which critics say will make a viable Palestinian state impossible.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4825691&ft=1&f=3   (163 words)

 Satellite Imagery of The Fence
For more Public Eye satellite imagery, see the Picture of the Week Gallery of satellite and other imagery of places in the news.
The Fence / Security Barrier / Separation Barrier
The "fence" is a grim looking structure that is part barbed wire, part electrified metal, and part high concrete wall with a watch tower and sniper positions.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/israel/fence-imagery.htm   (516 words)

 Photos of the Separation Barrier from Israel and the Occupied Territories
Photos of the Separation Barrier from Israel and the Occupied Territories
One of the best Articles on the "Separation Barrier", how it came about and its Implications
The Paletinian village of Hable and the israeli village of matan separated by a wall
www.4blacksheep.com /photos/separation_wall   (740 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
EI, August 1- Israel's Separation Barrier, dubbed the "Apartheid Wall" or "Berlin Wall" by Palestinians, has increasingly attracted international media attention, largely due to the hard-to-ignore scale of the project.
Read the full article from the Electronic Intifada.
A Palestinian-compiled map of the Israeli barrier plans from the Palestinian Hydrology Group and the Land Research Center.
jerusalem.indymedia.org /news/2003/08/128233.php   (427 words)

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