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A picture shows a side of the Israeli separation wall arround Jerusalem in Jerusalem's Old city,on March 8, 2020. In June 2002, the Israeli cabinet decided to construct the separation wall. The decision was made following a long string of attacks perpetrated by Palestinians against Israelis. The declared objective was preventing Palestinians without permits from entering Israel from the West Bank. However, the establishment of the barrier was also intended to serve other, undeclared aims. A key factor in determining the barrier’s route was the location of settlements, thereby laying the groundwork for the de facto annexation of most of the settlements and much land for their future expansion. Photo by Muhammed Qarout Idkaidek