Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We went to see the Wall today, up close. It is 8 metres high, is built on the wrong side of the Internationally-agreed Green Line, on Palestinian land. It cuts fields in half, prevents farmers from getting to their crops, and dehumanises people using a tactic of collective guilt. The size and imposing nature of the Wall is an obvious act of cowardice, by a rich and arrogant power against innocent people.

When we got back to Nablus we went to see a film at the French Cultural Centre, and it was about another small village which was due to be cut in half by the proposed route of what the Israeli Govenment call a 'security fence'. This film is about the struggle by the people of that village: Budrus.


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