Technically, I think that the description made by Aluf Benn is correct. But don't expect too much empathy or interest at all when my direct neighbours are more interested in knives and bombs than economic ties? Israelis are fed up with being murdered by people who are expected entering the country for making a living. For this reason, Israelis stopped hiring these people from the territories way before even the concept of the fence existed. Also, remember that Israelis loved to shop in Bidiya, and settlers used to shop in the neighbouring Arab villages, but ceased to do so after several terror attacks.
- 6:49 PM
from the article: Sharon's real legacy - keeping the Arabs out of sight