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i expect our friends to display an attitude that the threat to them and this issue of survival that is so sensitive and so critical for our country generally a free an operation i hope these powers will not give rise to error by appearing on the same side as the terror organization. now syrian government forces launched an attack on a makeshift camp at le province. a missile hit close to civilians including families who fled from earlier bombing attacks from the nearby countryside a syrian government push into the province has forced about one hundred twenty thousand people from their homes in recent weeks. palestinian president mahmoud abbas has labeled us president peace efforts the slap of the century saying shame on you at a meeting of the p.l.o. central council reiterated he won't accept the trumpet ministration as a mediator in talks with israel. u.s. president donald trump has declared he's not a racist he's been accused of using
a vulgar language to describe african countries and el salvador he has denied the accusations. the headlines wall for shame is up next as thousands of road hinges seek refuge in bangladesh a new armed group is taking shape fighting the government in me and. because they refuse to give us our basic rights as citizens for the first time a member of the ira can row hengist salvation army talks to al-jazeera at this time . in two thousand and two the israeli palestinian conflict was further inflame as a contentious supporter was cast in concrete. the following film first aired five years after construction began on what israel describes as a separation wall. friday
afternoon in the west bank village of bella. and another demonstration against the israeli government that will take over half of the villages land. on our. love. and familiar food is the. only fear in the. full knowledge of all that it matters little what the cold weather walls barriers or fences the intention is the same to redefine human relations into us. this is a story about division about the barriers that many erect in calculation or desperation to separate themselves from abo's for others from them when
diplomacy and conciliation fail this is the alternative. i was living. i call it a wall of shame because a hundred and thousands of palestinians are without jobs because of the. alcs freedom of movement because of the world i without means. and israel is. refusing to see the population of all the israel. there's nothing new about so-called protective walls most ancient cities have them the ones we see today around jerusalem date from the sixteenth century. but the
twenty first century wars not only look different they serve a different purpose. the war is just over seven hundred kilometers long so far it's costing two million dollars every kilometer. it began in two thousand and two and it goes deep into palestinian territory in the west bank and jerusalem splitting neighbors and in circling villages. it's the biggest construction project in israel. and one that its supporters claim is necessary to ensure israel's security. this fans is for security reason this fence is only for blocking the way of suicide bombers into israel. and yet plans for the division of israel and palestine predate the relatively modern phenomenon of suicide attacks. for decades
in the making. of the wall really follows. out of israeli policies for the last hundred years even before there was an israel essentially the problem is that zionism has claimed this country from the mediterranean to the jordan river exclusively for the jews there is no other people here for the for the israeli jews there is no it palestinians there is no other collectivity with other rights to this country this is our country exclusively period. the names of professor saw for the next prime minister sharon come up repeatedly in any discussion of the war. is the ideologues who first drew the maps for a construction of a war in the one nine hundred eighty s. but it was the politician sharon who put the reality on the ground. the day he was
elected second time with prime minister this very important evening he called me to bring him next day my met. was my abode to disengage from it not to sit with him but to give him his because my mood was that. if you ask me how i did the map i would say ninety bills in big book in my consideration demography to three percent holy sites and maybe seven a. scented only secure my vision was that if we would like to keep as a huge democratic state we cannot enjoy the luxury of having all of palestine very slowly because the mogul feel it's the most deterministic fact thought. at the moment. as the main political force behind the erection of the wall
it fell to israeli prime minister sharon to allay the fears of. israel's backers good fences make good neighbors he told us president george w. bush astutely quoting american poet robert frost. good words can make. goes all over the world see the war between me and my. friends. but palestinians and israelis have never been good labors and the wall is a physical reminder of the end to put the on both sides. and even the very name of this divide is a contentious issue israel's official name for the wall is separation barrier to some it is a while to others it is a fence. only three percent of the barrier is wall ninety seven percent is fans
everybody wants to show in television the wall but you have to remember that this well is it is against should think it's only in places where people live very close to the fence and they can shoot through then you had to put it there was ninety seven percent is just transparent fence. but though a fence may have less visual impact it takes up more ground. it's true that the majority of the structure is not like this the majority of the structure is electronic fans but only one component there is patrol roads that are detection. there is trenches there is razor wire it's a very wide expanse. this is why the israeli authorities use the term fence but in fact that part of the wall to me is actually worse than what you see here. the footprint is much wider you have
a fifty or sixty or seventy meters plus a buffer buffer zone and in terms of the damage it does to be environment in terms of olive trees uprooted. irrigation systems cause it's extreme much worse than the wall part here and in many cases the israelis have taken land that has been passed down through generations of palestinian families. spend all his life. but the arrival of the wall has brought disaster. relief. to the. heat it is about. is that the one individual who is at the whim of the. will from now as it was at the world will meet and with the destruction of the olive trees comes economic ruin as palestinians are left on able to work because they are forced to spend negotiating the divide.
what i've been candid with. bated. been a debate. with the left probably. a little bit too who. won a lot of it is it my position was little. that they wanted to have. this was that. it was. not a. particularly. with somebody element of israel. but if you had to say and believe me. it is driving people. the younger generation no there's no future livelihood for peace but it is their
agricultural villages if they're in a situation where any about two hundred people or three hundred people. population of ten thousand for example somebody says we've been to bernie two or three hundred people can get regularly to their land obviously you can't call this an agricultural village anymore. to your daughter did you did you need to show he doing on them. plus a lot of this sort of gets out there is going to be a lot of the. big. community being. a lot of the. many jewish. mustoe funny. in a minute we have a lot of work to me still to understand we've got about one hundred mother. who are on been done to do what i need you to do and do. you have died not on your model will be a bad mother i've got to. that mean i don't know mama daddy you. know walking
the model t. would i do. this job no she didn't know it's pretty neat i know look at her i know but i don't want to know your model too without your genuine pinnacle sodden album but nothing is out of the talk on what's going to. for as long as palestinians suffer economic hardship it's argued that there will never be peace. equality makes us in the bull's eye if the palestinians will live what israel is in the legal terms infrastructure for statehood legal system. education and welfare and their own bad states and the only border will see is only part two feet it's what's inside the border if there will be equality two states equal to the family of nations and not one occupying. this would make
for good neighbors but good neighbor who are. not necessarily love. and yet it is argued that the wall exists to protect the economy or at least the israeli economy. form two thousand and one until two thousand employee is lost almost. four percent for its g.d.p. . in those years i mean no one goes to see even a movie and no one. was there simply because of the secu with the situation. and according to the walls architect the security of the israeli people comes first you see your stuff. and you give me a clear picture a very miserable picture about people who suffer from the war go back from the
beginning why we did it. because. because of this because of one thousand draws trigger an inch of the people that were killed in kindergarden in. israel so-called separation barrier has provoked domestic unrest and attracted international criticism the route the war takes has been deemed by the international court of justice in the hague to be illegal and inhumane the issue of human rights that the international court of justice brings up is the issue of proportionality have a right to defend your population nobody is saying no but you can't be disproportionate about it you can't completely oppress and destroy another population for the sake of your own population that's really the issue if the wall have been built along the green line which is the internationally recognized border
between the west bank and israel israel has the right to build a wall either on the green line or within its own territory there will be about fifty thousand palestinians on the israeli side of the wall when it's complete and again this undermines the security argument. and soft argues that the revulsion expressed by many around the world is sheer hypocrisy. we don't know if your in even your. wars they don't tell you. may lead us with. these blood you will be in. war. and yet it is not just the international community that has condemned the war even within israel there are many who believe that it isn't serving any useful purpose it was mr difference ya'll diane is deputy mayor of tel aviv that's probably better
known for being the daughter of moshe dyan the hero of the one nine hundred sixty seven war in which israel alec's the west bank this current war she argues is not the answer. first for it's not effective. because instead of being an obstacle to tell wastes it became another obstacle to peace in the sense that it is a provocation it's not a peaceful partition it became a political statement and it's a very bad to deep feelings of occupation and also internationally a speaking it doesn't have legality from anybody in displaced. population . yet the israeli public went along with the idea of highly decorated army pilot believes they allowed themselves to be duped with catastrophic results.
naivety i am not using the harsh war stupidity signal everything to the people who are you know that eighty percent of the jews in israel are working in the morning there oh my god i want peace oh my god so much of the left in israel is praying for you who will give you his mother for the peace. oh my goodness. and stupid. little to build a fence and all our problems will be ok. the wall is redrawing the map some israeli commentators see it as an attempt to define in why and concrete a future two states solution by including within israel the land of the palestinian west bank which the illegal israeli settlements have been built but it is the settlers who stand to gain most from the. it's
a kind of settlers wall because they have just the wall to the reality on the ground to what the reality. that the setlist have dictated which is of course the full support of the government for many days. so actually if you look at the map of the of the wall what you see is that the principle. was maximum settlers maximum settlements minimum are of. so if it has also a demographic that mention the meaning of the war has nothing to do with security check the path yourself see that it's only protecting settlements that it is build based on future plans for expanding meant of the settlement you're not
the fence not even protecting current settlers it's going to protect future settlers and that's absurd. many palestinians to believe the real purpose of the war is. that we are going into two thousand one hundred fifty because of it was. not not there to limit the expansion because that is the freedom according to them that in the two thousand and twenty. would be sixty person so by the wall he said that he's going to assure the thirty percent. the wall is basically. we don't want to see the palestinians it's a psychological barrier. it's actually a two state solution but the way i want. to get rid of the.
many. inside. and to give the israelis the feeling that if the palestinians within. says no longer. expanding the future good life would be impossible and. there would no development so they were forced to leave. by themselves it means voluntarily. determined to hang on. is surrounded by the war. why because it. it's right next to an israeli settlement. and he is adamant he won't be giving up. what about a problem he. had been the one. with in can he. had to do for you had to do it.
which in historical terms is thinkable. we are building ghetto for ourselves you know where the ghetto is. the build a fence around us and what are we doing we are fencing ourselves we're putting ourself in a ghetto. we should live like that. all continues to grow and in the present political climate it's difficult to see a time when it will be dismantled those on the extremes feel that this is a good thing. i would like to see such a war that even. you know there is a story i heard from a former general. who told me that he was sitting having coffee was a very old man old man. and he. you know i've been here was the
turks was the british mandate and was the jordanian always you have lived. you. treating us better than all the others but you know there was. some. sin because you are the only one what taking all that. is the settlements and the war so in a nutshell i think this is the host. since this film first aired in two thousand and seven israel has continued to expand the wall more than two hundred kilometers despite condemnation from the un and most recently. it's a measure that's continued to cause outrage even from some of israel's own citizens among these protesters israelis. jonathan polak
is an israeli activist who's part of the protest movement against the wall. i guess the soldiers i like the vast majority of. the people who come here is ready to come here. to a degree i think that they're right because we betray the notion that this place here is part of. that degree they're correct we are we are. very proud to be betrayed it's no. more political. i don't like. nobody. so i'm with jonathan is the founder of i case against the wall. but if i come here because i believe that it's wrong that israel built this thing i think it's wrong and that it's really good at all and i think it's definitely wrong when israel believes it on people's lands jonathan activism often puts them in direct conflict with the israeli army which was given. now michael. it's the only thing.
that's that's like. the farfetched i want to put it i don't know if the west coast or none of the customers of the government the president has no money for. leisure and a couple of them of the. commission. on the money they. don't think they're going to get what i think they should so i talk about you. know should. i think i'm going to. you know the guy who i think government has said it became clear that the policing power of israel's border guards extends well beyond the wall even on land. as palestinians and it shows how it's not on the about preventing people from going to the outside it's also about controlling this site and how the army regarded supports legal rights or even according to their own laws the army can do whatever. they.
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