The West Bank “separation barrier” or “security fence” or “apartheid wall” or “anti-terrorist fence,” depending on whom you ask, is the largest infrastructure project in Israel’s history. Twelve years old this April, it costs Israel an annual average of $260 million for maintenance.
Since 2005, Activestills, a collective of Israeli, Palestinian and international photographers, has been documenting the evolution of this structure and its impact on the lives of those it is designed to keep out of Israel. In the process, Activestills has created a compelling visual record of a physical structure that has come to exemplify the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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