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Separation wall will isolate 100,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem

February 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

The Ministry of Religious Endowments in the Gaza Strip has said that the completion of the Separation Wall in the vicinity of Jerusalem by the end of this year will mean that 100,000 Palestinians will be isolated from Jerusalem. A statement issued by Al-Quds Committee at the ministry on 19 January warned that upon the completion of the remaining sections of the wall in the areas of Kalandia and West Shuafat, those Palestinians stand to lose their right to reside in the Holy City.

The Committee noted that the completion of the “illegal” wall surrounding Jerusalem will not only cut it off from the occupied West Bank but will also thrust 100,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites with legitimate residence cards into very harsh social conditions as the Israeli occupation authorities will no longer provide any municipal services for them.

The Separation Wall, also called the “Apartheid” or “Annexation” Wall, will isolate Shu’fat, Ras Khamis, Ras Shehadeh, Kafr Akab and other Jerusalem districts and villages.