Abstract of Al-Haq’s submission to the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

The lack of territorial contiguity between the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, together with the building of the Annexation Wall, of Jewish-only settlements and of the segregated road system in the West Bank has physically fragmented the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The growing physical fragmentation of the OPT into enclaves is enforced through obstacles to freedom of movement implemented by Israel – such a checkpoints, roadblocks, trenches, road gates and other physical barriers-, further controlling and disrupting Palestinian movement within the West Bank.