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Simon Reynolds and Amjad Alqasis


Seam Zones Turn 50,000 Palestinians into "Internally Stuck Persons"

[The Checkpoint upon leaving a seam zone area (Khirbet Jubarah).]

Seam zones are sections of Palestinian land within the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) which fall between the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and the 1949 Armistice Line (The Green Line) and are therefore severed from the OPT. These swaths of land have been designated by Israel as closed military areas. Access to these isolated areas is controlled by an Israeli-controlled permit system thereby severely restricting Palestinian access to their lands. Statistics suggest ...

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Simon Reynolds and Amjad Alqasis


Amjad Alqasis is a legal researcher and the legal advocacy program coordinator of BADIL Resource Center.

Simon Reynolds studied law at the University of Reading, graduating in 2007, before taking time to travel independently through Southern Africa and East Asia. In 2012, Simon decided to leave a career within corporate sales to focus on human rights research and advocacy. He is currently working with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugees, in Bethlehem, Palestine.