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What Happened to Your Promises Mr. Sharon?


Occupied Jayyous

What Happened to Your Promises Mr. Sharon?

No orders, no paperwork, no answers… just bulldozers

Mr. Sharon has promised over and over that the Apartheid Wall Israel is building “won’t interfere with the daily lives of Palestinians”. He might like to tell that to Helmi, the farmer in Jayyous who woke up yesterday morning to discover a bulldozer in his front yard.

Before he could stop them, they began tearing up a l5-meter (45-foot) swath through his fruit and olive trees. One hundred were destroyed before he stood in front on the bulldozer and made it stop. When he asked for paperwork to see why his property was being destroyed, there was none. No orders, no paperwork, no answers from the operator of the enormous bulldozer devouring his land.

Why, Mr. Sharon, does this brave man need to stand in front of a bulldozer the way the young man once stood in front of a tank in Tianamen square? And why doesn’t the world see the oppression you are inflicting on this farmer and 50 more in this village ?

The farmer has said that close to 1000 fruit and olive trees will be destroyed and more than 1000 water pipes dug up to make way for your “security fence”. This action and countless others is not about security, it’s about stealing water and resources from the Palestinians.

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