A decade ago, Israel's separation barrier cut off Ishaq Amer's home from its Palestinian village. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Cement mixers in Rawabi, a planned Palestinian town in the West Bank, about 25 miles north of Jerusalem. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Palestinian Bashir Tamimi, 57, drinks water from a spring on land that he says belongs to his family. Teenagers from a nearby Israeli settlement built collection pools and brought in picnic tables when they saw no one using the spring. It has now become a source of conflict. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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