UN: Security barrier in the West Bank will have severe consequences for Palestinians
Israel’s construction of a security fence in the West Bank will severely impact the lives of 680,000 Palestinians, cutting them off from jobs and services, said the United Nations (UN) is a recently published report.
The area affected is home to more than 274,000 Palestinians living in 122 villages and town, according to the report. "More than 400,000 other Palestinians living to the east of the wall will need to cross to get to their farms, jobs and services," said the document. "This means that approximately 680,000...will be directly harmed by the wall."
The Israeli government began construction work on the controversial electronic fence last year in an attempt to prevent suicide bombers from entering the country from the West Bank.
The fence is forecasted to extend the entire length of the West Bank, 350 kilometers, costing one million dollars per kilometer. The barrier consists of a series of fences, walls, ditches, patrol roads and electronic surveillance devices. — (menareport.com)
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