Israel's West Bank Barrier has become the most visible manifestation of the Israeli military occupation and most pressing issue for Palestinians. Often misleadingly called a "security fence", photographs, images and video show another picture – that of apartheid. It is a part of Israel's larger attempt to legitimize the Palestinian ghettos, to permanently annex territory in the west of the West Bank, seal Palestinians in from the east, and surround a series of Palestinian Bantustans.
78 Palestinian villages, neighbourhoods, communities and cities are threatened in their very existence by the isolation and ghettoisation imposed on them via the construction of the Apartheid Wall, the settlements and their infrastructure. Throughout the West Bank some 266,442 Palestinians are facing living conditions that soon will force them to abandon their homes and to turn into refugees or internally displaced people. This wave of forced expulsion at the hands of the Occupation is being resisted in Palestine on a day to day basis.
Pragoti in solidarity with the mobilizations to mark the Week against the Apartheid Wall to be from November 9 to 16 posts the first of a series on Israeli occupation and the daily resistance of the people of Palestine .