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The Bethlehem Wall

Bethlehem (24 Nov 2015) — posted on 22 Oct 2016

Many people know about the Berlin Wall. And that it was taken down in '89, uniting east and west Berlin. Tourists visit the Wall and its museums. Learning about the dark times and remembering themselves that this shouldn't happen again.

Not many people know about the Bethlehem Wall. It is still there. And it's three to four times higher than the Berlin Wall. It separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Palestine from Israel. It separates families. It separates farmers from their land.

The wall splits the city in two

The wall splits the city in two

It is a target during the almost daily riots. It's covered in paint, in an effort to block the IDF from watching over the rioters. And it is covered in graffiti artwork.

Street art on the Wall

Street art on the Wall

Liefde

Liefde

A Banksy on the Wall

A Banksy on the Wall

People try going from one side to the other. Climbing over the 12 metres high structure. Trying to get a glimpse of life in the other side. They manage with one rope with knots.

Artwork

Artwork

The Bethlehem Wall

The Bethlehem Wall

People are still getting injured and killed on a regular basis. Close to the wall there is a constant smell and prickling of the eyes from tear gas. Next to bullet casings – Israeli munition – there lie marbles – Palestinian munition.

The huge Bethlehem Wall

The huge Bethlehem Wall

A watchtower on the Bethlehem Wall

A watchtower on the Bethlehem Wall

A house enclosed on three sides

A house enclosed on three sides

The Banksy

The Banksy "peace" dove

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