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listen prosecutorial misconduct you can check me for gunpowder check much rather i don't really but i don't have any going to do enough and if the prosecutor is going to seek convictions for the sake of seeking convictions prosecutors dangerous exploring the dark side of american justice system with joe burden on al-jazeera. 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 belarus. and another demonstration against
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the israeli government that will take over half of the villages. out cannot come out. of the old girls and female food is the. fear in the of the us. it matters little what they're called whether walls barriers or fences the intention is the say 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 abos or others from. when diplomacy and conciliation fail this is the alternative.
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of the living. i call it a wall of shame because a hundred and thousands of palestinians are without jobs because of them without freedom of movement because of the world i without the trees. and israel is. the population of all these or else i know. 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
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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 the plans were decades in the making. of the wall really follows of israeli policies for the last hundred years even before there was an israel essentially the problem is that
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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. with my abode to disengage from it
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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 bell center only secure my vision was that if we would like to keep it to a 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 that 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.
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bush astutely quoting american poet robert frost. good words can make it goes all over the world see the war between me and my second hols and we're all very good friends. but palestinians and israelis have never been good labors and the wall is a physical reminder of the antipathy 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. it is a while two others it is a fence. only three percent of the barrier is wall ninety seven percent these 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
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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. trenches. razor wire it's a very wide expanse. this is why the israeli authorities use the term fans but in fact. part of the wall to me is actually worse. 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 all of trees uprooted irrigation systems because it's actually much worse than
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the wall parked here and in many cases the israelis have taken land that has been passed down through generations of palestinian families. who are chroma spend all his life farming in. but the arrival of the war has brought disaster the love of the bar no religion. at the theater because there. is a here it is a lot of the the. police. is that the one with the award life you will feel now as it was at the rumi and with the destruction of the olive trees comes economic really as palestinians are left on able to work because they are forced to spend so long negotiating the divide. the bloody about how the model i want out of being a kid with it. being baited. being a bit. of being.
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with a look how deeply in love with the lives that i would. visit in the literature who . won a lot of it is it an official's little. visit they wanted to have. this was that. it was it was. inaudible i mean there's a particular. somebody element of this who. invited me but like if you had to say to me you will be in the news about how. it is driving people to despair because the younger generation have no there's no future livelihood for peace because their agricultural villages if they're in a situation where only about two hundred people or three hundred people out of a population of ten thousand for example somebody has been to bernie two or three
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hundred people can get regularly to their land obviously you can't call this an agricultural village anymore. you daughter did you did. a lot of the. being. out of the we. must always. it different on a minute. on . you what you don't do. you have. all muddled through we're going to. start not really. your model to read out your general opinion or. one of them is out of
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a talk. 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 state a legal system. in the mean education in the world and their own bad states and the only border will see is only part two feet it's what's inside the. if there will be equality two states equally dissimilar nations and not one occupying. this would make for good neighbors but good neighbor who will do 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
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until two thousand and plea. almost. four percent for its g.d.p. . in those hills i mean no one goes to see even a movie and he's like no one knew he was they did basuki is that way because the secu with the situation. and according to the walls architect the security of the israeli people comes first you see you start from the end and you give me a clear picture of a very miserable because you're 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 tripper than should be the people that were killed in
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kindergarden in coffee. 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
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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 bloody. wars. 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 miniscule difference yal 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. it's not effective. because instead of being
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an obstacle to tell wastes it became another obstacle to peace into sensitivities a provocation it's not a peaceful path. it became a political statement and it's a sea. bed to deep feelings of additional patients. 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. naive u.t. i am not using the for stupidity signal everything to the people who
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you know that eighty percent of the jews in israel are working in the morning there . 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 their reality. that the setlist have
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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. relation in israel so if it has also a demographic that mention the meaning of the will has nothing to do with security check the path yourselves 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 and one.
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i'm going to suppose that it was for the demographic issue not not there to limit the expansion because that is the freedom according to them the two thousand and twenty. would be sixty person so by the wall he said that he's going to assure that things will be fifty percent. 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. and to give the israelis the feeling that if the palestinians within. expanding
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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 wall. why because it. it's right next to an israeli settlement. and he is adamant he won't be giving up. the traffic but i want to be a hundred to one. with him can be. had to do for you had to do. because if a. woman
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had looked at. one of the. like all politicians israel's war both excludes and encloses the hardship which would cause the excluded the palestinians was predictable what now worries many israelis is what the war has done to them the enclosed how it has created something which in historical terms is thinkable. we are building for ourselves you know where the ghetto is there not to. build a fence around us and what are we doing our friends see ourselves we're putting
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ourself in a ghetto. we should live like that. all continues to grow and in the present political climate 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 of the 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.
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better than all the others but you were there was. so. because you are the only one who are 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 of that's continued to cause even from some of israel's own citizens among these protesters are israelis. jonathan polak is an israeli activist who's part of the protest movement against the wall. i guess. 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
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here is part of. that degree that they're correct we are. very proud to be betrayed it's no. political. at all like. nobody. so i'm with jonathan is the founder of i case against the wall. the minute 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. now michael. the only thing. that's that's like the farce now what if you want. to go from a not to the government the president you know money for. this article and
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a couple just for the most you know not going to focus. on the money the. money going to where you live i think there should be talk about this. notion. i think i'm going to. you know i think government. 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. might be doing in this area. after the.
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