Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More Separation Barrier Photos

I've got way way too much work to do today to write a proper post, so I'll pull this one from my archives, which I never posted. It's a posting of photos taken on the way to this wedding.

These photographs were taken about two months ago on the drive to a wedding in Moshav Modiin. They were taken along the new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway which takes a short cut through the Shomron (northern "west bank".) The highway, built before the second Intifadah in 2000, passes through and between several Arab villages. Since the government embarked on the construction of the separation barrier, it has been surrounded on both sides by fences and walls, giving the feeling of driving down the main trench on the Death Star. The map below shows the fence in green, along with the route I took to get from Pisgat Ze'ev to Modiin along the highway.

Route 443

For some stretches the wall has been painted.

Looking out the bus window at the wall.

Temporary fencing. Large areas have been levelled for a more permanent wall.

Looking across a temporary fence towards the outskirts of Ramallah.

Sunset over the hills of the Shomron. Note the swath cut through the hillside in preparation for building the wall.

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