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The Wall: impact and consequences, video

While the introduction and conclusion of the narration leaves something to be desired (it is not “democracy” that is being installed in the Middle East, it is being actively subverted and sabotaged in the OPT, for a start), this eight minute ChromoVision video is a very worthwhile production overall: it is a very good overview of what the illegal separation wall in Israel means in terms of partitioning off from Palestinians the most fertile agricultural land and water supplies for use by Israel.

The narration also is correct in noting that all the wall is not in fact along the 1967 Green Line: 157,800 acres2 – or about 11.5 percent – of West Bank land (excluding East Jerusalem) will actually lie between the Barrier and the Green Line, according to the revised route announced in 2004.

Resources:

(Click on images for links to further reading of primary source and other documents hosted at Concord, an Israeli law site)

3 comments on “The Wall: impact and consequences, video

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  2. 99
    12 February, 2008

    I’m so sick of the constant delusion being put about as truth, the constant oppression where liberation goes, the motive hate where heart belongs…. It’s disorienting! The planet is literally going to burn up from it, and still the negative shit holds the day. WHEN will people have had enough?

  3. Kilroy
    12 February, 2008

    Reminds of a great line by Lee Marvin’s character in 1965 movie Cat Ballou:

    – What’s wrong with my eyes?
    – Well they’re red, bloodshot.
    – You ought to see ’em from my side.

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