Tom Spender

Photostory: The Apartheid Wall

Four hundred kilometers and counting — for Jewish Israel the West Bank barrier represents a longed-for separation from Palestinians, couched in the comfortable narrative of security. But as its varied malign effects on Palestinian society become clear, the barrier along its chosen route is becoming an icon of dispossession, opportunism and brutality, exposing Israel’s willingness for Palestinians to pay the price for its own security and prosperity as an ugly choice.