Separation Wall

Blog Post House Hunting in Kufr ‘Aqab

A newlywed couple face challenges when they try to find an apartment to buy in the Palestinian neighborhood of Kufr ‘Aqab, which lies behind the Separation Wall.

Feature Story The Walk to School

A glimpse of some of the myriad risks and hazards Palestinian schoolchildren in Jerusalem face on their daily walk to school. A Photo Story. 

Saint Mary’s Kindergarten
Video Kindergarten in the Grip of the Wall

Grace under duress: How one kindergarten managed to adapt when Israel’s Separation Wall was routed right through its playground.

Case Study al-Walaja: The Ancient Palestinian Village Ghettoized by Proliferating Settlements and the Separation Wall

One of Jerusalem’s most important villages, al-Walaja, has been suffocated by Israeli settlements and their infrastructure and converted into an open-air prison.

Feature Story The Custom-Made Single-Family Ghetto, Courtesy of the State

The Hajajla family house in al-Walaja, built before 1967 with clearly documented ownership, could not be destroyed or evacuated. So the state invested millions to ghettoize it.

Photo Essay In the Shadow of the Separation Wall, a Restaurant Remains Open

Surrounded, isolated, and overshadowed by the Separation Wall, al-Karawan Restaurant somehow remains open and popular for its famous delectable homemade Palestinian cooking. 

Graphic Fragmented and Asphyxiated

How the Separation Wall dismantles Palestinian Jerusalem

Interactive Map The Separation Wall in and around Jerusalem

An interactive map of the Separation Wall in Jerusalem and its environs

Personal Story Zaid Abu Dalu: “Closure Has Many Faces”

A young man shares his lifetime of experience of dealing with Israel’s closure of Jerusalem and how it has impacted his entire life.