UN OCHA says 62 percent of segregation wall completed 14Jul13 July 14, 2013

Palestinian Information Centre    -     13 July 2013

images_News_2013_07_13_wall-0_300_0RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israel has completed approximately 62 percent of the segregation wall’s route, a further 10 percent is under construction and 28 percent is intended for construction, according to a report issued by the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in the occupied Palestinian lands (OCHA).

The wall’s total length (constructed and projected) is approximately 720 kilometers, more than twice the length of the 1949 armistice (green) line.

The wall consists of concrete walls, fences, ditches, razor wire, sand paths, surveillance systems, patrol roads, and a buffer zone.

The report affirmed that some 85 percent of the wall’s route runs inside the West Bank, rather than along the green line, and if it was to be completed as planned, the wall would isolate about nine percent of the West Bank, including east Jerusalem.

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