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Monday, May 08, 2006
Posted by Jameel @ The Muqata at 5/08/2006 03:07:00 PM
Minimal damage to the landscape and its vegetation as well as restoring the area, once work has been completed to its former stage, as much as possible.
Designed in modern-era, post-millenium concrete, the wall blends in beautifully with the local scenery.
Every effort has been made, to avoid including any Palestinian villages in the area of the Security Fence. The Security Fence does not annex territories to the State of Israel, nor will it change the status of the residents of these areas.
And very little effort was made to include Jewish villages. Actually, there was a half hearted effort, which was speedily halted by Israel's Supreme Court. (The same court which is currently deciding whether it's legal for the IDF to shell Gaza. Apparently, some people think that's also illegal).
Minimum disruption to the daily life of the populations residing on both sides of the Security Fence will occur along its course in several forms:
Narrow agricultural passageways, dozens of which will be located along the route to enable farmers to continue cultivating their lands.
Passage for pedestrians and vehicles, at which inspections will take place to maintain security.
Crossing points, for transfer of goods across the central area and in the Jerusalem region.
Try getting into Jerusalem lately? From Gush Etzion's tunnel road? Binyamin/Shomron on highway 60 via Hizma/Pisgat Zeev? On the Modiin/Jerusalem Highway via 443/Begin road or 443/Ramot? The disruption to daily life is rediculous.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael