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Ten Years After This Wall

IsraelIn Cold Irons Bound, The Walls of pride are high and wide. Can’t see over to the other side.-Bob Dylan

Ten years ago, Israel began construction of its 490-mile mostly cold concrete barrier without any agreement with the Palestinian Authority about borders.

Over 80% of Israel’s Wall has been built on legally owned Palestinian property because it lies beyond the Green Line.

The Wall has cost over $1 billion so far and it continues to grow:

“Financed with U.S. aid at a cost of $1.5 million per mile, the Israeli wall prevents residents from receiving health care and emergency medical services. In other areas, the barrier separates farmers from their olive groves which have been their families’ sole livelihood for generations.” [Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Page 43, Jan/Feb. 2007]

In Hebrew The Wall is called “Michshol Hafrada” which translates to “The Separation Wall” in English and “Apartheid Wall” in Afrikaans.

The Israeli spin has been repeated ad nauseam by US Media and Politicians who claim The Wall is against terrorist attacks…

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One Response to Ten Years After This Wall

  1. who_me June 21, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    how long before zionist jews start ordering similar wall built around depressed neighbourhoods in the cities of their colonies in europe and north america? they have already managed to cut the infrastructure funding to these areas.