The West Bank Wall
By (author) Ray Dolphin
Publication date:20 March 2006
Length of book:256 pages
Since Israel began its construction in 2002, the Wall has sparked intense debate, being condemned as illegal by the International Court of Justice. *BR**BR*Israel claims it is a security measure to protect Israeli citizens from terrorist attacks. Opponents point to the serious impact on the rights of Palestinians, depriving them of their land, mobility and access to health and educational services. *BR**BR*This book explores the Palestinian experience of the Wall in their international context. What are the real intentions behind the Israeli security argument? Is it a means of securing territory permanently through an illegal annexation of East Jerusalem? The West Bank Wall is a cutting account of the impact of the wall and how it affects prospects of a future peace in the Middle East.
'Offers insightful analysis of the political genesis and significance of the route Israeli planners staked out, with a particular focus on Jerusalem'