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Israel plans 60-mile concrete wall in northern West Bank

Palestinians believe that Israel’s decision to build a concrete separation wall in the northern West Bank aims to entrench its control over their lands and draw new borders.
West Bank fence

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians are concerned about Israel’s recent decision to replace the northern West Bank security barrier with a concrete fence, which they believe will entrench Israel’s takeover of the lands around the barrier. 

On Nov. 14, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved the construction of the concrete wall in the northern West Bank, in lieu of the barbed wire fence erected 20 years ago.

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