Israel, Palestine

November 2004

As the so-called “Security Barrier”, the Wall currently under construction in the West Bank, continues to snake through Palestinian land, more and more Palestinians find themselves trapped into enclaves and cantons, unable to have any semblance of a normal life.

To reach the rest of the West Bank, get to work, tend their fields, sell their produce or go to school or hospitals, now thousands of Palestinians have to cross the barrier several times in a single trip at designed checkpoints or gates. Their long journey to get to destination is gone on by means of taxies or little busses, the so-called “sharuts”, that people have to change each time they cross the Israeli checkpoints. Wherever and whenever Palestinians still find a breach in the Wall, they climb over it, helping each other, carefully watching if there are no police patrol.