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On life, land and the wall between them in occupied Palestine.


The wall was suggested as a barrier to provide security to Israel, but it has really become a means of encircling and creating cities where people are living a life under siege, isolating you other Palestinian villages, from your communities, from your families. And the fact that it can take hours and days to be able to visit your family in another village, because you're in an isolated village, encircled by the wall - it's stunning.

The Oakland Institute's Anuradha Mittal reports on the conditions of life under Israeli occupation in Palestine - from the daily realities of a life isolated and fragmented by military checkpoints and Israeli laws, to the long-term psychological toll of being denied a homeland and the opportunity to work and play as free people.

The Oakland Institute released a series of nine reports on everyday life for Palestinians, titled Palestine: For Land and Life.

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Anuradha Mittal

Anuradha Mittal is founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute.


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