2004 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Kai Wiedenhöfer

Lookat Photos for NZZ / Newsweek / Greenpeace

01 January, 2003

Thousands were made homeless when dwellings in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ibda, on the Egyptian border, were demolished to make way for a six-meter-high wall, intended by the Israelis to create a free-fire zone and prevent arms smuggling. In 2002 Israel began to construct a 700km-long barrier in the West Bank saying that it was designed to stop suicide bombers. Palestinians complained that the barrier was illegal and that its route cut off hundreds of farmers and traders from their land and means of economic survival.

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Kai Wiedenhöfer

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