Omar Hajajleh stands next to the security barrier that separates his home from the village of Al-Walaja, December 11, 2017. Olivier Fitoussi

'Living in a Prison, Though I Have the Key': All Alone on the Wrong Side of Israel's Separation Barrier

The Hajajlehs say the Israelis are trying to get rid of them, but defense officials maintain the special gate at the family’s house is for security needs

Two weeks ago, a Border Police jeep arrived at the Hajajleh family home in the village of Al-Walaja, south of Jerusalem. The soldiers gave the family patriarch, Omar Hajajleh, a small remote control, like the...

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