The authors were in Israel in 2002 as part of the Ecumenical Accompaniers sent by the World Council of Churches. While there, "The reality of how this `separation wall' had already deprived thousands of Palestinians of a sustainable future became a concern to two of the ecumenical accompaniers, Eva Balslev and Sune Segal, both from Denmark. With a background in journalism, both accompaniers felt it crucial to tell the story of hoe the `wall' has already ruined the livelihoods of thousands of Palestinians and will continue to do so as its construction progresses. Just as important was their wish to create a basis for a sober and factual discussion around it. In accordance with one of the stated purposes of the EAPPI -- to bear witness to and report on human-rights violations resulting from Israel's practices as an occupying power -- the two accompaniers devoted much of their stay to conducting research on the subject as well as collecting testimonies from affected villagers. This booklet provides an alternative to most media stories, as told by two young ecumenical accompaniers to whom we are most grateful". -- Preface.
Contents: Foreword / Salpy Eskidjian -- Preface -- Facts about the Wall -- Confiscation of Land -- Diary of Falamiya: A Village on the Road to Dependency: part I -- Confiscation of Water: Dry Future Prospects -- Diary of Falamiya: A Village on the Road to Dependency: part II -- The Legal Issues: Security vs. Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law -- Diary of Falamiya: A Village on the Road to Dependency: part III -- Epilogue.