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The Criminal Israeli Apartheid Wall in Occupied Palestine Updated January 3, 2007
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It is a CRIME against HUMANITY !
Since 2002 the Israeli authorities have been constructing a huge wall to restrict the movement of Palestinians. Army engineers seem to delight in dividing communities and destroying amenities. The wall passes directly through villages, dividing farmers from their land and children from their schools and destroying all buildings in its path. The sports ground at Al Quds University (see photos below) was to have been bisected by the wall, which would have rendered it useless. It took 3 months of picketing and intervention from the US ambassador to convince the Israelis to shift the wall a few metres towards the edge of the football pitch. Palestinian buildings are destroyed but Palestinian olive groves are treated with more respect by the Israelis, who recognise the value of these important resources. Olive trees serve communities for generation after generation. They live for four or five hundred years. So, rather than grub them up with bulldozers, the Israelis dig them up carefully and then move them to Israeli land!Israelis (and others) who support the wall, justify it in terms of 'security'. Don't be deceived even if some zionists are content to deceive themselves. It is about land, it is about subjugating an enemy, but it is not about security. The wall cannot and will not protect Israelis from suicide attacks and if ever there was a recruiting sergeant for terrorism, it is this wall.