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The Fence / Security Barrier / Separation Barrier

The "fence" is a grim looking structure that is part barbed wire, part electrified metal, and part high concrete wall with a watch tower and sniper positions. It is designed to keep Palestinian militants out. Israel's frontier with the West Bank is 365-kilometers long. The Government has decided to fence the whole line, but has yet to publish the exact route. About $1.5 billion has been allocated for the first two stages of the project. It takes different forms in different areas. There are areas of the wall that are a huge concrete wall 8 meters high. It has watchtowers every few hundred meters, very similar to the Berlin Wall. On either side of the wall they have what they call 'buffer zones' so property is destroyed if it's too close to the wall. They also have trenches and a series of military roads with barbed wire on either side of the wall.

Satellite Imagery of the Fence
Ground Truth Imagery of the Security Wall

Satellite Imagery
Ground Truth

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Overview of the Security wall near Qalqilyah. Photo: BBC

Overview of the Security Wall. Photo: BBC

Ground Truth imagery of the wall near Qalqilyah. The wall measures 8 meters in height. Photo: THe Palestine Monitor

Security wall and Guard Tower. Photo: THe Palestine Monitor

Israel Ministry of Defense

Israel Ministry of Defense
Security Fence

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