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In pictures: Israel's security fence
Aerial view of fence Israel is building in the northern West Bank
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The barrier - which Israel hopes will keep Palestinian militants out - already snakes for mile after mile in the West Bank
A Palestinian village (left) and a Jewish settlement are separated by the fence in the West Bank
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Begun more than a year ago, it will separate Israeli and Jewish areas from Palestinian areas
Palestinian construction worker engaged on fence project south of Jerusalem
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Despite Palestinian criticism of the project, many construction workers are Palestinians desperate for a job
A Palestinian man repairs the small garden fence on his property after his backyard was ploughed over during  construction
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Palestinians see it as a bid to grab land and in some places the route has gone deep into Palestinian territory
A Palestinian man with his sheep near the route of the fence south of Jerusalem
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While some can still go about their business, in other areas farmers have been cut off from orchards and olive groves
An Israeli soldier locks a gate on the fence near Qalqilyah, shutting out Palestinians who wish to cross
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Access has also been hampered by what Israel calls the "fence" but which to Palestinians is a "wall"
Activists from the International Solidarity Movement try to cut wires in the security fence close to the northern West Bank village of Anin, 28 July
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Foreign activists have also joined in protests against the barrier and its controversial route
Aerial view of fence Israel is building in the northern West Bank
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According to current plans, it will stretch up to 370 miles (600 km) when complete

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