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Israel / Palestine: Arab / Jewish Population (1914-2000)

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1 Israel / Palestine: Arab / Jewish Population (1914-2000)

2 *Includes 190,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank and 180,000 Jewish Settlers in East Jerusalem West Bank (2004) 86% 14%

3 Gaza Strip (2004) 99% 1%

4 The Green Line marks the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip which were conquered from Jordan and Egypt during the 1967 war. These territories comprise 22% of pre-1948 Palestine. LEGEND The green line Palestinian territory Israeli territory

5 Following the outbreak of the Intifada in 2000, more and more Israelis supported complete physical separation from the Palestinians. The majority of the Israeli public assumed that the Separation Wall would follow the Green Line and become the border between Israel and Palestine. However, due to pressure from the extreme right wing in Israel, the route of the Separation Wall was changed to include Israeli settlements. LEGEND The green line Palestinian territory Israeli territory Wall under construction

6 The government of Ariel Sharon claims that the Separation Wall is a security project. Upon completion, the Separation Wall is projected to be 788 kilometers long, twice the length of the Green Line. LEGEND The green line Palestinian territory Israeli territory Wall under construction Approved path of the wall Suggested path of the wall

7 The Eastern Barrier will be the last major phase of the Separation Wall. This part of the Wall will ensure that Israel will control all Palestinian contacts with the outside world, including entries and exits, as well as aerial and electromagnetic space. 1.5 million Palestinians will be inside the Wall. Another 500,000 Palestinians will be find themselves between the Wall and the Green Line. LEGEND The green line Palestinian territory Israeli territory Wall under construction Approved path of the wall Suggested path of the wall

8 The planned and suggested path of the Wall will leave some 500,000 Palestinians outside the Wall, but inside the Green Line. In order to prevent these Palestinians from moving freely outside the Wall, a sub-system of smaller enclaves will be constructed outside the main Wall. Palestinians who live in these small enclaves will be allowed in or out of them only according to the instructions of the Israeli army. LEGEND The green line Palestinian territory Israeli territory Wall under construction Approved path of the wall Suggested path of the wall Enclave under construction Suggested enclave

9 What does the wall look like? Here it is!


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