I am glad someone is disrupting the separation policy over there - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 25.09.07 | 15:45 (IST)

    Amira, I am glad someone is disrupting the reality of the separation policy over there. Here it what one Israeli peace activist Gila Svirsky had to say about its dreadful presence: "On a humanitarian grounds , the law is unconscionable. It prevents Palestinians access to farmland, schools, hospitals, and jobs. Picture your children having to wait at the wall twice a day for soldiers to show up and unlock the gate, allowing them to get to school, Picture the farmer who made a living from his olive tress, which are now inaccess- ible or have been felledconstruction. Imagine, that suddenly you need to see a doctor but have no permit to get through, Imagine that you simply want to visit your elderly mother but the way comes between you. According to B"Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization by the time the wall is completed some 33% of Palestinians will find their lives dis- rupted and their livelihood discontinued. The presence of the wall is not only cruel to Palestinians, it will ulitimately harm Israeli security. Is this the kind of security the wall will provide? In some localities, civilians are now entirely encirciled by a 30 foot -high , gray concrete battlement interrrupted only by watch towers from where soldiers train binoculars and automatic rifles on the residents below. If other Israelis saw it , I hope they would be shocked... As a Jew whose ancestors were confined to ghettos...I find this horrifying." Dutch

    from the article: Disrupting the separation policy
    First published 00:00 25.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.09.07
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