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Bulldozers Pushing the Envelope in Mas'ha


Bulldozers Pushing the Envelope in Mas'ha

Anna could hear the contractor instructing the bulldozer driver to bulldoze the camp in general and Anna in particular. I wonder if the driver who killed Rachel got an order like that. After all, he was a soldier and is supposed to just carry out orders. According to the driver himself, "I only stop if I'm ordered to stop".

Instead of bulldozing either Anna or the camp, the driver today in Mas' Ha came within inches. So maybe they can see. Anna and the camp held it's ground. Not being satisfied with that, the driver began swearing at Anna and took down twelve extra trees as punishment for the activists interference. Anna is one of many International activists that have joined Palestinians and Israelis to say no to the "wall" being built by Israel. The Israeli's refer to it as a "security wall", the Palestinians and Internationals, refer to it as the "apartheid wall" A peace camp has been set up in Mas'ha to stop the wall.

The Israeli government justifies the building of the wall as a means of securing its people from the threat of Palestinian terrorism. If this were the case the logical place to erect it would be along the Green Line separating Israel from the Occupied West Bank. Instead the wall is being built well inside the West Bank in what is clearly an attempt to grab as much Palestinian land as possible for Jewish settlements. It also strangles many towns and villages by cutting the people off from their land. Their only option then becomes evacuation.


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