"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Wall: Part Two

 Picture of the Israeli wall, encircling all Christian and Muslim Palestinian communities, taken from the web.
Whenever crossing the walls, we were requested to switch off our cameras.
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The hotel in which we were based for most of our stay was located within Palestinian-controlled territory.
To enter or leave Israeli-controlled land entailed passing through heavily armed gates, check-points and barriers. This was a very quick and easy procedure for us as tourists.
For Palestinians, however, moving from one town to another invariably involves long waits, thorough body-searches and vigorous questioning.

The current long-standing impasse, which suggests neither the hope nor will for a fair and lasting peace, is an ominous tragedy for everyone.

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2 responses

  1. It is such a difficult problem, seeing the Jewish people oppressing as they have been oppressed, which is, of course, what we all do … There are glimmers of hope within the communities, though, and outside of political realm, where Jewish and Palestinian families come together to share their experiences. I recently saw a movie trailer – “The Other Son” – a “switched at birth” scenario where a Palestinian boy was unknowingly raised by Jews and the Jewish son raised by Palestinians … http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_other_son/

    November 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    • Yes, it’s such a complicated issue, which stirs up appallingly deep and existential fears..

      November 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

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