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Art on the Wall

The Wall is three stories high.

Palestinians and internationals paint messages.
The art changes as others paint over previous pictures.

These pictures were taken in Bethlehem .

In June 2002 Israel announced its plan to build a wall 200 miles long and up to 25 feet high as a security barrier against terrorist’s attacks. Along its twisted route, surrounding illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine, this barrier is a combination of concrete slabs, barbed wire, razor wire, electrified fence, sniper towers, thermal imaging, video cameras, 2 meter deep trenches, roads for patrol vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/court-illegal.html

July 9, 2004 The International Court of Justice at the Hague ruled that the building of the wall was illegal and was an infringement of the rights of Palestinians. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/court-illegal.html

In July 8,2010 an Israeli media center in Jerusalem regretted that only 64% of the wall has been completed after eight years. http://www.jmcc.org/news.aspx?id=1243 Although the separation/apartheid wall construction confiscates Palestinian land, demolishes Palestinian homes, and creates at least 57 check points in the illegally occupied land of Palestine, there is art on the wall. Weekly non violent demonstrations against the Wall by Palestinians, internationals and Israeli activists continue in many villages. And there is art on the wall. http://palsolidarity.org/2010/09/14612/ The art on the wall shows anger and sadness, but also signs of hope.

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