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Israeli soldiers stand guard during a demonstration by foreign activists and Palestinians against the extension of Israel's controversial separation barrier in the Palestinian West Bank village of Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, on April 22, 2010. Israel says the barrier is necessary to protect its citizens from attacks, while the Palestinians view it as part of a land grab aimed at carving off key swathes of their promised future state. To date, Israel has completed 413 kilometres (256 miles) of the planned 709-kilometre (435-mile) barrier. When completed, 85 percent of it will have been built inside the West Bank, according to UN figures. Photo by Najeh Hashlamoun