Whether you call it a “fence” or a “wall” indicates whether or not you support separating Israelis from Palestinians with a physical, man-made structure. So CNN decided from the start to call it a “barrier.”
But on the ground, terminology matters little. Passions continue to run high on either side of the issue.
In this picture taken today between the West Bank village of Nilin and the Jewish settlement of Modin Illit, right-wing Israelis show their support for the fence.
Palestinians they say it’s a wall and it encroches on a portion of West Bank territory, creating a de facto border that was neither negotiated nor legal.