Claire Anastas, a Palestinian Christian in Bethlehem who had her house surrounded on three sides by the wall. Rachels’ Tomb, is on the other side. She has lost all of her business since the wall went up.
Building of the Israeli Separation Barrier started in 2002 and continues to be built throughout the West Bank. The 709 km long barrier consists of sections of 8 metre high concrete walls and 3 metre high wire and mesh fencing. Over 85% of the barrier is built within the Green Line on confiscated Palestinian land.