Palestinians often invoke the former South African system of Apartheid when describing Israeli policies in the West Bank. Palestinians refer to the concrete wall and metal fence that Israel is constructing through the Palestinian territory as “the Apartheid Wall.” Most Israelis, of course, reject such a parallel, and call the barrier a “security fence.”
I took this picture at the northern entrance to Bethlehem. The wall encloses the city and its refugee camps on two sides. Palestinians residing in Bethlehem are forbidden to cross to the other side.