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Israel to Build A Wall on the Jordan Valley

“Israel" Intends to Build A Wall on the Jordan Valley, Grabbing More Palestinian Land

Talks of building a new fence in the Jordan Valley that encroaches "several kilometers" into the now occupied West Bank is likely to draw more tension. Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon said on Friday the fence project is currently under consideration, adding that when it is ready, it will be presented to the government for discussion. Such a separation wall would extend beyond so-called Israel's own border with Jordan.

The premier did not say when the Jordan Valley project would be presented but vowed that Israel's so-called security barrier annexing the West Bank would be finished "in a year."

Palestinian chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the fence at Jordan Valley is an apartheid wall, which has nothing to do with Israel's security and it aims at turning our cities, villages, and camps into big prisons.

He added that "Israel" wants to confiscate more Palestinian land, control the groundwater reservoirs, and destroy the economic, social and educational system of the Palestinians. "Israel" went on with the construction despite a UN resolution calling for its halt claiming that it wants to stop Palestinian infiltrators. But so far the wall failed to stop resistance operations.

On Friday 2 Palestinians from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad carried out a resistance operation at a post in Netzarim settlement killing 3 Israeli soldiers and wounding 2 others after Israel launched a deadly strike on the Gaza Strip camps killing 13 Palestinians and wounding 100 others. Another operation injured 3 Israeli soldiers at Kissoufim settlement.

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An Islamic Jihad leader Mohammed al-Hindi said, "The most violent strikes that Israel launched against the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian people were at times when there was a low-profile Palestinian operations. It is clear that when Israel targeted Rafah, there were no operations, and when it rendered more than 1500 citizens homeless, and demolished their homes, there were no resistance operations. So using the kind of logic that the resistance operations prompt Israeli reactions is unacceptable. The real world we're living and the experience have taught us exactly the opposite."

A crowd on Friday gathered to hail the two operations and the Hamas martyr who was killed at Netzarim operation. Samir Fouda knew he was going to get killed, but yet he remained determined to defend his land.

Martyr Samir Fouda said in his will, "My dear mother, forgive me for saying goodbye. I know that it is so hard, but my love fro God exceeds everything else."

His father said, "What drives him to carry out such an operation is the actions that the Zionist Jews are launching against our people, through killing our women, children, elderly, and demolishing our homes."

Ordinary Palestinians marched side by side with the resistance fighters who vowed for more retaliation. Palestinians say that there is no other way to defend themselves.

The sister of martyr Fouda said, "I'm so glad that he carried out the operation and I wish to carry out an operation just like him."

Israel kept up its violent policy, when its occupation forces swooped on a hospital in the northern West Bank town of Nablus early Saturday, arresting a Palestinian from the Hamas movement who was being treated in the intensive care unit. 26-year-old Khaled Abu Hamad was critically wounded along with two other Hamas members late Wednesday when their car blew up in the eastern part of Nablus. All three were critically injured and one died the next day. Hamad was taken to Nablus' evangelical hospital, from where Israeli troops snatched him early on Saturday.

Troops also entered Rafidiyeh hospital looking for the third Hamas fighter but were unable to find him. Another Palestinian was hospitalized in moderate condition after Israeli occupation troops shot him in the back as he was trying to enter Nablus by an alternative route.

About Al-Manar TV

A Lebanese TV station that aims to preserve the islamic values and to enhance the civilized role of the Arab and Islamic Community. Al-Manar is the first Arab establishment to stage an effective psychological warfare against the Zionist enemy.

Political, cultural and social affairs are of special importance o the station's programs. Most important is the struggle with the Zionist enemy. In its course of work, Al-Manar focuses on live talk shows and dialogue programs in which it makes sure to bring out different thoughts and beliefs, in addition to the participation of the viewers in the dialogues.

The Station was licensed by the Lebanese government in 1997.

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