Palestinian Towns and Villages: Between Isolation and Expulsion


In spite of the ever-tightening restrictions, Palestinians have been steadfast in their resistance and their determination not to relinquish their rights and land. Palestinian national identity and struggle have endured decades of Israeli policies of fragmentation, culminating today in the Bantustanization of the West Bank and Gaza. Among Palestinians in the ghettos, across the Green Line and in the Diaspora the spirit of defiance remains undimmed: ‘We will not live the Nakba twice’ is our message to the Occupation and the world.

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  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction:
    The Zionist vision of expansion
  • Methodology:
    Mapping the Bantustans
  • Encircled and controlled
    Isolation type 1:

    Villages and suburbs walled from three sides and tightly controlled from the fourth side
  • Between the Wall and Green Line
    Isolation type 2:

    Villages and population centers squeezed between the Wall and the Green Line
  • Under threat of expulsion:
    Isolation type 3:

    Villages and population centers facing displacement
  • Closing:
    – The challenge to Palestinian Institutions and Civil Society
    – The Position of the International Humanitarian Law regarding the Isolation of Palestinians as a Result of the Annexation Wall
    – About MA’AN
    – About Palestine Grassroots Anti-Apratheid Wall Campaign