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.
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.