Wednesday, February 01, 2012


since construction began in the 1990s, the west bank separation barrier has been controversial. the critics slammed the wall, which in places extended deep into the west bank to encompass various settlements, as nothing but a land grab, to create a de facto border seizing palestinian land to improve israel's position at the bargaining table. the other side, claimed that the barrier wasn't related to the negotiations, it was about security.

in last week's negotiations between israel and the palestinian authority, israel proposed using the wall as a border.