Musa Al-Shaer

Photostory: The Wall in Abu Dis, 18 January 2004

The Wall in Abu Dis has existed in one form or another since summer 2003. From late December to early January 2004, Israel built a larger 27ft (8m) wall that cuts off Abu Dis from Jerusalem, separating thousands of residents from the Palestinian capital, and dividing the village itself. Photographer Musa Al-Shaer visited Abu Dis on 18 January 2004 as the final stages of construction had been completed and Israel had renamed the Wall the “terror prevention fence”, a laughable phrase given the number of Palestinians trapped on the Israeli side of the Wall.