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This video marks the 10th Anniversary of the beginning of the construction of the Annexation Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
On 9th July Al-Haq is launching a month of campaigning calling for the Wall to be dismantled in line with the ICJ Advisory Opinion of 2004.
Visit the website to find out what you can do to call for the dismantling of the Annexation Wall.
This video is part Al-Haq's 10 Years Too Long campaign against the Annexation Wall. For more information go to alhaq.org/10years2long. #10years2long
The Palestinian community of al-Ramadin lies two kilometres east of the city of Qalqilya in the northern West Bank. Prior to the construction of the Annexation Wall, al-Ramadin was considered as a neighbourhood of the city. However, since 2003, al-Ramadin has been off from Qalqiliya and the rest of the West Bank.
The isolation of Al-Ramadin has had many serious affects on the life of the community. Among those most affected are the schoolchildren of Al-Ramadin. They have to pass through the gate twice a day, every day on their way to and from school.
Students as young as 7 years old often have to wait for several hours for the Israeli soldiers to open "Gate 93" and allow them to pass. Students can face up to a four hour delay regardless of whether it is pouring with rain, bitterly cold or, in summer, extremely hot.
This video is part Al-Haq's 10 Years Too Long campaign against the Annexation Wall. For more info see alhaq.org/10years2long. Tweet #10years2long.
The Palestinian village of 'Azzoun 'Atma is located approximately 12 km south the city of Qalqiliya in the north of the West Bank and has a population of about 2,000 Palestinians. In 2009, the Annexation Wall divided the village in two parts, isolating about 70 villagers within the Seam Zone -- an area between the Wall and the Green Line -- and separating them from the rest of the village.
For these families access to the other part of 'Azzoun 'Atma and the rest of the West Bank is possible only through a gate manned by Israeli soldiers that only opens for a limited time each day. Furthermore, Palestinians with West Bank IDs who do not reside in this separated neighbourhood are not able to access the portion of the village located on the eastern side of the Wall, except in the extremely rare cases when, after a lengthy and difficult application process, they are granted a permit.
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The redrawing of borders, the annexation of land, the denial of residency rights as well as the construction the Wall and its associated régime mean that residents of Al-Walaja continue to face serious threats to the integrity of their community and their livelihoods. Together these practices constitute indirect forcible transfer, which is a war crime under international law. Without action to pressure Israel to change its policies it is possible that al-Walaja may soon be lost once and for all.