The Wall is illegal, it has tobe dismantled and thosea
ected must becompensated.
Israel is obligated to repair alldamage caused by theconstruction of the Wall.
“All states are under anobligation not to recognizethe illegal situation resultingfrom the construction of theWall and not to render aid orassistance in maintaining thesituation created by suchconstruction.”
Israel justiﬁes theconstruction of the Wallbased on the pretext of“security concerns”. According to Israel:
The Wall limits Palestinianresistance.
The Wall protects Israelicitizens, including settlers.
The Wall is built onlyaccording to securityconsiderations.
In Jerusalem, the Wall isaimed at making Jerusalem a“more Jewish” city.
The Wall is yet another Israeliattempt to grab Palestinianland in order to implement itssettlement enterprise:
The Wall takes as much asPalestinian land and as manynatural resources as possible.
The Wall, and its associatedregime, consolidates theprocess of annexingPalestinian land.
Israeli claims that the Wall hasprevented Palestinianresistance is baseless: Thedecrease in attacks is due to aPalestinian decision to resistwith non-violent means.
The Wall sabotages the two-state solution, de factoannexing vital areas of theOccupied State of Palestine,including East Jerusalem andthe so called “Ariel”, “GushEtzion” and “Ma’ale Adumin”areas.
The InternationalCommunity Position
The international community does not recognize any aspectof Israel’s settlemententerprise, including the Wall:
The Wall is illegal and must bedismantled.
Israel’s right to protect itscitizens should remain withinits own borders, not inside theOccupied Territory.
The Wall denies Palestinianstheir basic rights, includingself-determination and accessto natural resources,education, health services,places of worship, privateproperty and, in many cases,their own families.
“Whilst taking note of theassurance given by Israelthat the construction of thewall does not amount toannexation and that the wallis of a temporary nature, theCourt neverthelessconsiders that theconstruction of the wall andits associated regime createa “fait accompli” on theground that could wellbecome permanent, inwhich case, andnotwithstanding the formalcharacterization of the wallby Israel, it would betantamount to de factoannexation.”
The International Court of Justice
A Wall in Palestine
is more than a bookabout a wall. It takes us directly, dramatically,into the lives of the Palestinians living underIsraeli occupations. It cannot fail to moveanyone who reads it. It goes beyond journalism because it is a cry for attentionfrom the world."
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International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion
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Israeli Minister Haim Ramon in “Wall makes Jerusalem more Jewish” (2005):http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jul/12/israel1