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Security Barrier

Error (National Geographic, Christine Blau, 9/8/17): Instead of finding Christmas card-worthy surroundings of fields and shepherds, an imposing structure–stretching a total of 440 miles and at some points reaching up to 26 feet tall–divides the landscape.

Correction (9/13/17): Instead of finding Christmas card-worthy surroundings of fields and shepherds, an imposing structure—planned to stretch a total of 440 miles and at some points, reaching up to 26 feet tall—divides the landscape. …

A previous version of this article stated that the wall stretches 440 miles, when sections of the structure have not yet been completed.

Error (AP, Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, 5/23/17): Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem, traveling across the barrier surrounding the biblical city, which serves as a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict in the region.

Correction (5/23/17): On Tuesday morning, Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem, traveling across the barrier surrounding much of the biblical city.

Error (Haaretz, photo caption, 4/25/14): A Palestinian woman at the West Bank separation barrier near the Israeli city of Modi'in.

Correction (4/28/14): The caption accompanying an article by Peter Beinart's ("A simple lesson for Israel," April 25) incorrectly identified the Israeli city seen in the background of the West Bank separation barrier. The city in question is Modi'in Ilit.

Error (Boston Globe, AP, 1/12/10): The [planned fence on the Israeli-Egyptian border] would come in addition to a massive fence that surrounds the Hamas-controlled Gaza frontier with the West Bank, biting into chunks of the territory as it runs.

Correction (1/13/10): Because of an editing error, the Globe version of an Associated Press story on yesterday’s World pages about Israel’s plan to build two fences along its southern border with Egypt mischaracterized the project. The story should have stated the structure would be in addition to a massive fence surrounding the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, as well as a separation barrier that snakes along parts of Israel’s more than 400-mile frontier with the West Bank.

Error (Los Angeles Times, Ashraf Khalil, 7/7/08): In the meantime, Israelis, who feel safer thanks to a massive concrete barrier sealing off their nation from much of the West Bank, are openly debating what many believe is a renewed threat from within.

Correction (7/11/08): West Bank barrier: An article in Monday's Section A about divisions between Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem said a "massive concrete barrier" separates Israel from much of the West Bank. The barrier is a series of walls, trenches and fences and is not all concrete.

Fact: Less than 10 percent of the barrier is a concrete wall.

Error (USA Today, Martin Patience, 12/14/05): The terminal at the entrance to Bethlehem, a city that is surrounded by a 24-foot-high concrete barrier. . .

Correction (1/6/06): A Dec. 14 story about new Israeli security facilities should have said a 24-foot-high barrier separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, but does not surround the entire town.

Error (East Bay Express, 6/8/05): When completed, the wall the Israeli government is constructing will annex approximately 47 percent of the West Bank

Correction (6/22/05): A Calendar item ("Rebel Rousers," 6/8) erroneously stated that the security wall Israel has under construction will annex roughly 47 percent of the West Bank. The route planned for the wall puts roughly 7 percent of West Bank land on the Israeli side, down from about 16 percent under the previous plan, according to prominent news outlets.

CAMERA: The correction refers to the barrier as a "wall" even though over 95 percent of the barrier is chain-link fence and less than 5 percent is constructed of concrete.

Error (New York Times, Elisabeth Bumiller, 5/27/05): In a gesture to Palestinians, Mr. Bush used the news conference to restate a longstanding policy outlining what the United States expected of Israel. He said that included no expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the area around Jerusalem, a halt to construction of a barrier that would intrude into Palestinian territory, the removal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and an easing of checkpoints and roadblocks that disrupt life in the West Bank.

Correction (5/30/05): An article on Friday about President Bush’s meeting in Washington on Thursday with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, paraphrased incorrectly from Mr. Bush’s remarks at a news conference regarding the barrier that Israel is building in the West Bank. He said the route should take into account the barrier’s impact on Palestinians not engaged in terrorist activities. He did not call for a halt to construction of a barrier that would intrude into Palestinian territory.

Error (NPR, Carl Kasell, 7/21/04): Israel says it will continue to build a West Bank barrier. This despite a unanimous United Nations vote declaring the barrier illegal and calling for its demolition.

Correction (8/10/04): In a newscast on July 21st, NPR reported on a United Nations vote on the construction of a separation barrier in and around the West Bank. We reported the UN voted unanimously to declare illegal the construction of that barrier. In fact, the vote was not unanimous. It was 150-to-6 with 10 abstentions.

Error (San Francisco Chronicle, Mustafa Barghouti interview with Jonathan Curiel, 7/14/04): But they’re building it [the Israeli barrier] inside the occupied territories, and claiming 58 percent of the West Bank.

Correction (7/30/04): In a story July 14 about Israel’s barrier, a quotation from Palestinian activist Mustafa Barghouti may have implied that the barrier would be responsible for an additional 58 percent of the West Bank coming under Israeli control. According to the United Nations, the figure is closer to 14 percent. Barghouti’s estimate, according to his spokesperson, related to the total amount of West Bank land that Israel has taken control of since the country’s creation in 1948.

Error (Boston Globe, Tom Wallace, oped, 12/3/03): If built according to current maps, the wall will confiscate 55 percent of the Palestinian West Bank. . .

Correction (12/11/03): Clarification: A Dec. 3 column by Tom Wallace stated that the security fence in Israel will confiscate 55 percent of the West Bank. This is a projection by Gush Shalom and other peace groups. The United Nations estimates less than 20 percent of the West Bank will be on the Israeli side of the fence.